Tom Cruise has confirmed that Brad Bird will direct Mission: Impossible IV and Edgar Wright will write the script. "I dig Edgar. He’s a very nice, smart and talented guy. I’d really like to do something with him," contactmusic.com quoted Cruise as saying.
“I met Edgar on the sets of Mission: Impossible III. Simon Pegg and those guys are hilarious. I love Shaun of the Dead. It’s amazing. But we’re working on Brad right now. I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it, but everything’s signed. Brad is doing it.”
The 47-year-old actor is looking forward to starting work on the project which has a preliminary release date of May 2011.
Star Trek director JJ Abrams is also working on the film as a writer, but no storyline details have been confirmed,” he added.