Incredibles Director Tapped for Mission Impossible: 4?
03.30.10 by Ryan
When J.J. Abrams announced
he would produce but not direct Mission: Impossible IV
, the obvious need for a replacement followed. Zombieland
director Ruben Fleischer
recently decided against
taking the job, but THR
reports that The Incredibles
director Brad Bird
could get the job instead
Bird is one of a few directors meeting with Abrams and star-producer Tom Cruise, and would be making his live-action debut with Mission Impossible 4, should he end up with it. Bird's directorial work has primarily been with Pixar, writing and directing not only The Incredibles but The Iron Giant and Ratatouille, as well. Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead and the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) was also approached about the job.
Abrams has promised a Mission: Impossible 4 story that "will feel consistent with the world that has been created." Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec wrote the screenplay, which should see production starting this summer. Paramount is planning a May 27, 2011, release date.