Mission: Accepted— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) August 5, 2013
We first reported on the possibility of Christopher McQuarrie directing the sequel back in November, just weeks before his action-thriller Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise opened in theaters. Then, in May, when Tom Cruise was confirmed for the action sequel, the filmmaker's name was mentioned again, but it wasn't known if an offer was made at that time.
Tom Cruise is also producing alongside J.J. Abrams and David Ellison. It isn't known when production may begin. Christopher McQuarrie also worked on the script for Tom Cruise' sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow.