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Old 07-19-04, 12:29 AM
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Director Joe Carnahan leaves MI3

Director Joe Carnahan (NARC) has left the Mission Impossible 3 project due to "creative differences." The movie is still going to start shooting next month in Berlin.

Hm...that's too bad, I would have liked to see a Carnahan action movie. I loved his work in the BMW film series. I wonder who the replacement will be.
Old 07-19-04, 12:35 AM
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Ugh. Tom Cruise has the right idea...new director each time, different take. But I'm not surprised. Cruise usually works with great directors, but on this series I've heard nothing but problems with his directors. Too much focus on the Cruise I think is a major problem. Who knows.

But this last minute replacement thing ...god...all I ask is DO NOT REHIRE JOHN WOO!
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Originally posted by jaeufraser
...all I ask is DO NOT REHIRE JOHN WOO!
Word!

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Old 07-19-04, 01:02 AM
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Even as a John Woo fan, I hope they don't ask him to helm the third.
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Why? The second wasn't that bad...just a typical summer Hollywood action movie, what do you expect? MI3 is not going to have any "deep meaning," people just want visceral entertainment. Granted, Woo has lost some of his touch, (and I doubt he would even accept an invitation to come back for the third), but I still think he's a capable director. It really is the script that makes or breaks it, I think sometimes we attribute the problems with a film solely on the director instead of also looking at all the factors involved.

It would be cool though to see a Michael Mann helmed MI3.

Or how about David Fincher again?

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Old 07-19-04, 03:17 AM
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If Woo had a better script, but I'm bummed Carnahan isn't directing. I was expecting a grittier story with him at the helm.

Hey, I hear McG or Bay is looking for work.
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Cruise should call up his buddy Steven Spielberg and see if he can squeeze it in...

MATT
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I humbly suggest, since Emma's War is a hell of a long way off at this point...

TONY SCOTT!

- GREAT action director
- ALWAYS an interesting look and feel (even in the subpar Spy Game)
- Tony & Tom make beautiful music together (Top Gun), even making hits out of not-so-great material (Days Of Thunder)
- Scott will never get to make a Bond movie, so this is as near as he'll get!

GIVE IT TO TONY!
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I just watch MI2 for the first time after the theatre. I thought it sucked in theatres, as a note, but (as a non-fan of any kind of Mission Impossible history that he might have ruined) when I watched it the other night I thought it was great. The story was awful, but I just love Woo's style and action. I don't know...I've been worshipping The Killer et al lately, so maybe it's just proximity love, but I though MI2 was great.
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I second Tony Scott. Always liked his work.
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Tony Scott sometimes gets too slick for his own good. I think he's always trying to outdo his older bro Ridley.

It's too bad about Carnahan "Narc" was great!

I guess he and Mr Mopather didn't get along???..Unlike Rodney King
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I nominate the following:
Doug Liman
John Frankenheimer
William Freidkin

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I wouldn't mind seeing Woo again, i thought MI:2 was great. But i like the different directors/styles idea, and i'd love to see Fincher's name again with the franchise.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
I nominate the following:
Doug Liman
John Frankenheimer
William Freidkin

I'd like to see Frankenheimer too, but unless his corpse can direct....you can cross him off.

Tony Scott seems like a good choice.
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I loved the first Mission Impossibe. It seemed to have a certain vibe and feel. But with MI:2, that seemed to be gone and it was all about Cruise.
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Ask Peter Jackson so we can see some Cave Trolls in MI3.
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Didn't Oliver Stone came close to directing the second one? Apparently he wanted his 'own' script which scared off a few people. He is finished with ALEXANDER, i think he'd be a good choice.
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Originally posted by Kumar J
Peter does not live in the real world.He needs monsters and Elves!
And giant apes.
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Originally posted by devilshalo
And giant apes.
Giant apes aren't monsters to you?
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Giant apes aren't monsters to you?
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I can't believe that. Cruise practically gave Carnahan his career, the least he could do to re-pay him is to shoot a film to Cruises' wishes. Carnahan totally blew it. Mission Impossible 3 is gonna be one of those huge overblown advertised movies, and would probably have made Carnahan a more recognizable name. Never bite the hand that feeds you.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
I can't believe that. Cruise practically gave Carnahan his career, the least he could do to re-pay him is to shoot a film to Cruises' wishes. Carnahan totally blew it. Mission Impossible 3 is gonna be one of those huge overblown advertised movies, and would probably have made Carnahan a more recognizable name. Never bite the hand that feeds you.
I agree, if this is Carnahan getting self righteous over not being able to make his own movie, well, he's shooting himself in the foot. MI2 may have been an awful movie, but it surely was a benefit to John Woo's career. The same could've been said of Carnahan. Doing MI3 would've opened up many doors.

But if Cruise and Carnahan were amicable in there breakup then he could be ok. Otherwise...I wouldn't expect to hear much from the man in the future.
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Give it back to Fincher and let him do whatever he wants.
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I hear director McG has alot of free time now.

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