According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Cruise has nearly closed a deal with Paramount to return in "Mission: Impossible 6" after contentious salary negotiations halted pre-production last month. Cruise reportedly wanted to make as much as he did for Universal's "The Mummy," but Paramount balked at upping back-end profits for Cruise and fellow producers Bad Robot and Skydance.
But THR now says that "issues have been resolved" and the movie is moving forward with filming beginning in spring 2017. It's unclear if Cruise got the money he wanted, but considering the last two "Mission" movies each earned nearly $700 million worldwide, he definitely had the leverage.
Christopher McQuarrie, who directed "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," will return to the helm. Rebecca Ferguson, who played Ilsa Faust in "Rogue Nation," is also set to reprise her role.
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