Mission: Impossible 3: A recent interview with About.com has the newly appointed Mission: Impossible director talking about his plans for the franchise...

Since Frank Darabont wrote the Mission: Impossible 3 script, are you going to do a pass on it? RELATED: Parachuting Tom Cruise Surprises Hikers While Preparing for Mission: Impossible 8

We’re still figuring out what the next step is going to be. He’s one of my favorite writers and did unbelievable work on the script.

Cruise wants every film to have a different look. How will you go about that?

It’s in the very early stages. We’re just figuring out what the next step is going to be. I could not be more excited. Working on that series is a dream for me.

Does landing this gig make up for Superman?

I’m just thrilled to see a good Superman movie. I was disappointed but I think Bryan Singer has done incredible work and so I’m just excited about seeing a movie.

Are you disappointed that Cruise is doing War of the Worlds first?

Oh no. It allows me to fulfill my obligations on Alias and Lost. I have another pilot that I’m shooting in October, so.

Are you nervous about your film debut?

I’m excited. I am so excited. I’ve been waiting for a long time to find something to direct and it felt like the right thing. I’ve been lucky enough to be offered a couple things, but this is the first time that I just cannot wait to get going. I’m so excited.

Was Alias good preparation for M:I3?

Alias has been in some ways good preparation for what that will be and I have to say that to some degree, I owe Buena Vista Home Entertainment this job because I’d had a meeting with Mr. Cruise and I gave him the Alias DVDs. He’d never seen the show. And I thought, “He’ll never watch it.” And I got a call a couple months later that he had watched every episode and that was the beginning of the discussions. So if it hadn’t been for the DVDs, I definitely wouldn’t have the job, so thanks again.