Tom Cruise signs deal with Warner Bros

Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 7
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Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise joins forces with Warner Bros in a partnership that will see him develop big budget films for the studio.

Tom Cruise already has projects underway with Paramount and Universal, but you can now add Warner Bros to the list of studios that have cemented a working relationship with the Top Gun: Maverick star.

The partnership was announced yesterday and contained some interesting nuggets of information as to what the future might hold for the movie star once he’s done making the next Mission: Impossible film.

Cruise’s deal with the studio reportedly gives him the clout to produce theatrical projects for the studio, ranging from original productions to franchise films. It’s worth noting that several of Cruise’s former collaborations with Warner Bros such as Interview With The Vampire, Magnolia, Rock of Ages and Eyes Wide Shut were original films rather than the sequels and remakes that he has largely focused on during recent years.

In terms of franchise films, the move could open the door for a long-mooted sequel to Live. Die. Repeat (also known as Edge Of Tomorrow) and whilst we certainly won’t be turning our noses up at that prospect, the thought of Cruise tackling a few projects in the vein of the more drama-focused ones listed above is an exciting prospect too.

As referenced above, there’s no exclusivity agreement in place with the deal as Cruise has the next Mission: Impossible film on the go with Paramount, not to mention rumours circulating that a Top Gun: Maverick sequel may be on the cards.

The actor also has the announced space movie (to be shot in actual space) with director Doug Liman and Universal.

Cruise’s deal with Warner Bros reportedly doesn’t even extend to a first-look agreement with the studio, but does include offices on the Warner Bros lot.

It will be interesting to see how this phase of Cruise’s relationship with Warner Bros develops but it’s undeniably a coup for the studio whose reputation has taken a bit of a battering over the last couple of years. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.


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