updated - June 14, 2021 Monday EDT
Paramount Pictures recently announced the new release date of "Mission: Impossible 5," which got many fans excited because they will see Tom Cruise and his team on the big screen this summer. The movie was supposed to hit the theaters on Christmas Day, but the producers decided to move it on July 31.
According to The Wrap, the studio moved the animated film "Monster Trucks" into the Dec. 25 slot previously occupied by "MI5." The new installment will now compete with Ryan Reynolds' "Self/Less" and Jake Gyllenhaal's "Southpaw". The remake of "Point Break" was also supposed to be aired during that time, but Warner Bros. decided to move the release date on Christmas Day.
"With Christmas on a Friday this year, the reality is that there's room for multiple movies," Alcon Entertainment co-chairman Andrew Kosove told Variety. "Our film is a really fun mainstream movie," he added. Despite having less competition in the box office, the director of "Mission: Impossible 5" was asked to work out a better finale.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, they had to shut down the production for a week or so in London because they weren't satisfied with the ending. Christopher McQuarrie is currently working the finale of the movie with an unidentified writer friend. He even posted a photo of the mystery writer on Twitter and captioned it: "Live, from the set of the #MI5 finale, the "unknown writer" sends his regards to @thr before cashing his paycheck."
The release date is only a few months away and this move by a huge Hollywood film is quite unusual and may cost them a lot too. A source revealed that the 46-year old director was scrambling to come up with a better ending. "Chris, Tom [Cruise] and a third person wanted to take a minute to get from what they thought was a good place to a more perfect place," the insider said.
Their source also revealed that Paramount should not have moved the release date of "Mission Impossible 5" earlier if they were really concerned about the outcome of the movie. The pressure is now on Christopher McQuarrie, who has to try and at least match the success of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol".
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