Will Shields has been named as the new writer for the fifth installment of Mission: Impossible. Tom Cruise is going to reprise his role at Ethan Hunt.
Originally, Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce was attached to the project but has since dropped out. Shields was a video game writer before he stepped over to screenplays. Apparently he is a hot commodity in Hollywood right now. He's currently working with Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck on the movie Blood and Treasure — Affleck is set to star in and direct that movie. He also wrote the big screen adaptation of Myst for Fox. So, it sounds like he has a busy couple of years ahead of him.