Mission: Impossible IV director search
If the rumoured director for Mission: Impossible IV turns out to be more than a rumour then we're looking at a very different film indeed, for he's not the traditional action film director, in fact he's more known for comedy and characters. While the comedy may not play a part in the film, perhaps the character side is what Tom Cruise and the production company are finding alluring.
The director being banded around? Brad Bird. Yes the Pixar director who was responsible for The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
It really is quite Incredible (see what I did there?) to think that Brad Bird could be in the running for Mission: Impossible IV, but then again perhaps there's something more to this than meets the eye, perhaps Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams are on the look out for something a little different, something more character based and looking deeper into the characters behind the story.
While I think that might be a good thing for the films, they really can't forget two key aspects of the series that have to be built on and bettered, the action and the set-ups. These are key parts of what Mission: Impossible has become on the big screen and to turn them off or around would be quite a change for the franchise, and possibly not a good one either.
The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision has the story that Brad Bird is up for the task, and they too think it might be a little inspired. They suggest that with Bird trying to make his 1906, about the San Francisco earthquake, is his first step towards a live-action career, however that's been stalled due to budget concerns.
Perhaps the team behind Mission: Impossible have the belief in Bird to take him on, however I think it's quite a chance to take, and it could take the franchise in a direction it just might not want to go.
I'm not so sure, what do you think about the news, and is there a better director for the job?