Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning” Drops Part 1 in Video Release as Next Chapter Must Be Separate


Oh for the days of “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1.”

But when the Tom Cruise semi-hit of last summer arrives on streaming January 25th, the Part 1 will be a ghost protocol.

Paramount has retitled the movie after Part 1 was a bit of a box office disappointment last summer. The movie was creamed by “Barbenheimer.”

Now it will be simply “Dead Reckoning.” The next installment will have a new name and concept and maybe undo some of the mistakes in “DR” (like getting rid of Rebecca Ferguson). Also, maybe making the central idea more accessible than “AI.”

The new movie will hit theaters in May 2025 so everyone have a much-needed Cruise break.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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