Christopher McQuarrie has revealed that he and Tom Cruise have already laid out plans for their next project together after the upcoming pair of Mission Impossible sequels.
McQuarrie and Cruise have collaborated on the last few Mission Impossible movies and took the franchise into the stratosphere commercially and critically.
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Parts 1 and 2 which will be released in 2023 and 2024 respectively.
Though it would be understandable if the pair moved onto projects away from each other, this is already a collaboration in place for the future.
"It’s kind of under wraps," McQuarrie said on the Light the Fuse podcast.
"It has neither a fuse nor a fuselage. Oh that’s not true… It does have some fuselages. It’s something we’ve talked about for a really long time. It’s way outside of what you’re used to seeing Tom do. It’s the kind of stuff I really love. It’s a little bit more in my wheelhouse. And yet it takes everything we’ve learned on this journey, which is making movies more and more about emotion and real emotional experiences.
"That’s what you’re feeling when you’re watching Top Gun – it’s me and Tom squeezing your adrenals for every emotion. Now we’re applying that to something that is gnarlier."
What will the movie be about?
Details are scarce on what the project may be, but McQuarrie says it will feature the "ghosts" of previous movies the pair has been involved in.
"Look, if it comes out, you will see the ghosts of so many of the movies that I have done or Tom has done or we have done together,” McQuarrie continued.
“You’ll feel elements of all of that, not through any intention, but somewhat coincidentally. Everything we do, we look at, ‘Oh we could have done that better.’ This is pushing everything through another prism."