Brad Bird To Direct Mission Impossible 4?
Tom Cruise and producer JJ Abrams are still looking for a director to the fourth instalment of the MI franchise. But while Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s name has been batted about for some time, there’s another name on the cards in Brad Bird.
Bird hasn’t got the live-action directing experience – all his previous efforts have been animated – but when you look at the films he has produced – The Iron Giant, Ratatouille and The Incredibles spring to mind as stand-outs, then you can see why they might be after him. A proven track record at successfully combining heartfelt drama with dazzling action scenes – that’s exactly what MI-4 needs.
Bird’s been busy trying to get his first non-animated project 1906 off the ground for sometime but that seems to have stalled for the moment. If that’s the case, could a crack at MI-4 be an appealing distraction?