Paramount Pictures and producers Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have set Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec to write the screenplay for Mission: Impossible IV, reports Variety.
Applebaum and Nemec spent four seasons with Abrams as co-executive producers of “Alias,” and they will script “M:i:IV” based on a story Abrams wrote with them.
“I’ve been looking forward to working with Josh and Andre again for years,” Abrams said. “Their sense of balance between character and action is wonderful, which I know is hugely important to Tom as well. We’re off to an exciting start, so, as usual, fingers crossed.”
The film is targeted for a 2011 release.