"Star Trek director J.J. Abrams tells TV Guide that he will be producing the fourth Mission: Impossible film. 'I am incredibly honored that Tom has invited me back as a producer on Mission: Impossible IV,' said Abrams, who directed 2006's Mission: Impossible III, but hasn't yet committed to directing the fourth. 'Tom and I have come up with a really cool idea we are pursuing,' he added. The third film cost about $150 million to make and earned $397.8 million worldwide. The first pic pulled in $457.7 million worldwide on a $80 million budget and the second took in $546.3 million on a $125 million budget. Abrams' credits include TV shows "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias" and "Felicity."
Well, I saw the third film. Really, really good but not as awesome and cool as Star Trek. Listen here, Tom Cruise - DO NOT INTERFERE WITH STAR TREK: UNTITLED SEQUEL! THERE ARE PLENTY MORE STAR TREK FANS THAN THERE ARE OF YOU!
"Variety adds that Paramount Pictures is targeting a 2011 release for the sequel. The trade adds that work on Mission: Impossible IV would inevitably be delayed by the busy schedules of the participants. Abrams will be responsible for guiding the Star Trek sequel, while Cruise recently committed to an untitled film (formerly called Wichita) for 20th Century Fox that will be directed by James Mangold and co-star Cameron Diaz."
That's right! Don't mess with Abrams!