Seems like Tom Cruise needs to do something first before jumping into action to lead the IMF team's new missions--that is, to settle his contract with Paramount. The Company had paused the pre-production for the new movie sequel of Tom Cruise's spy action film, "Mission: Impossible 6" citing problems over the actor's salary.
Other details on the new movie including the release date, supporting casts and plot are also still unknown.
Since its debut in 1996, "Mission: Impossible" has presented a more realistic action than others films of same genre. Apparently, this is because Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) was portrayed as an "ordinary" person who is vulnerable to suffocation and fainting, unlike other films, like the cop sequel "Die Hard" and classic "James Bond" film with unbelievably strong--almost immortal heroines, or so said The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is also considered a rather consistent hit, with only one failure, the second sequel "Mission: Impossible II" released in 2000 which is still ranked top in the box office despite not meeting its expectations. "Mission: Impossible" is also considered the 18th highest grossing movie film series of all time with earnings totaling close to $3 billion.
Forbes cited two possible reasons for the Tom Cruise-Paramount Pictures pay dispute:
One, the company is cutting its budget for "Mission: Impossible 6," due to its string of box office flops this year, including "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" and high-budget classic remake "Ben-Hur." Its anticipated movies like "Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" and "Star Trek Beyond" also didn't perform well to its prospects.
Two, Tom Cruise is demanding more pay for his role in the new movie, amounting to that of what he received from Universal Pictures in "The Mummy," which, of course, we have no idea how much.
"Mission: Impossible II" the only considered "misfire" among "Mission: Impossible" films: