There was a rumor about Director Brad Bird (who once brought us The Incredibles and Ratatouille) being hired to helm Mission Impossible 4. Well, Tom Cruise just confirmed: Brad Bird will indeed direct Mission Impossible 4!
The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille – Brad is enormously talented and JJ and I are having a blast, cranking away. We’re having a lot of fun. I like working with people I just love hanging out with. You get to hang out and laugh and talk stories and movies and technology: what are we going to do?"
MI4 would mark Brad Bird's live-action directorial debut. I'm a bit surprised that Cruise and JJ Abrams chose someone from the animation world, but I trust their choice. And wait with impatience for the movie Mission Impossible 4.