Mission Impossible 5 halts production as new ending is written
Production on Mission Impossible 5 has been shut down for a week after it was decided by producers that the film required a new ending.
The fifth instalment of the action franchise is being directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously directed star Tom Cruise on detective thriller Jack Reacher and sees Cruise reunited with Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, who starred alongside him in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
The film has recently seen its release date brought forward from December 2015 to July 2015, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, work has now stopped while McQuarrie and an unnamed writer come up with a new ending for the blockbuster.
A source told the paper that the move wasn't alarming, saying: "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 film is currently due for release on July 31st, it had previously been due out on Boxing Day. Makers Paramount have not commented on the suggestion that the move is to avoid competition with both Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is out on December 18th, and the new James Bond movie SPECTRE, which is out on November 6th.