Simon Pegg will be returning to the Mission: Impossible franchise when cameras are set to roll on the fourth installment in September. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Pegg is currently in negotiations to reprise his character of Benji Dunn, lab geek for the Impossible Mission force.
M:I 4 will be directed by Brad Bird, the first live action feature from the helmer of the animated hits The Iron Giant and The Incredibles.
Tom Cruise is returning as spy Ethan Hunt and Mission: Impossible III director JJ Abrams, generally seen as the person who saved the franchise, is returning to produce this new installment and supply the film’s storyline. Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, who worked on Abrams’ Alias television series, are scripting.