has reportedly held discussions with Paramount
about making Mission: Impossible 4
It was rumoured that movie bosses wanted Brad Pitt
to step into the franchise to replace Cruise’s Ethan Hunt
Cruise exited Paramount in 2006 after falling out with Sumner Redstone
, chairman of the studio’s parent company Viacom.
Redstone said the firm terminated its deal with Cruise due to the underperformance of Mission: Impossible III (2006) (which had been expected to gross $100-$150 million more than it did), which he attributed to Cruise’s “bad behavior”.
Cruise set up his own studio, United Artists, with producing partner Paula Wagner later that year but has experienced mixed fortunes as CEO.