Brad Bird is the confirmed director for Mission: Impossible IV, according to Empire
Tom Cruise, who is starring and producing, and J.J. Abrams, who is producing, was considering both Bird and Edgar Wright.
"I dig Edgar. Very nice guy, very smart, very talented, I'd really like to do something with him," said Cruise, talking to Empire recently in Los Angeles. "I met Edgar on the set of Mission 3. Simon Pegg and those guys are hilarious. I love Shaun Of The Dead. It's amazing. But we're working with Brad right now. I don't know if I'm allowed to talk about it but everything's signed... Brad is doing it."