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Old 06-03-05, 01:16 AM
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No M:I-3 For You! (Apparently)

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Will 'Mission' Self-Destruct?


The behavior of Tom Cruise while promoting the June 29 release of the Paramount/DreamWorks' film War of the Worlds has prompted Paramount execs to consider shelving Mission: Impossible III, in which Cruise is also slated to star (and which has seen its anticipated budget climb to over $150 million), the New York Times reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that in recent promotional appearances Cruise has been spending so much time promoting Scientology and talking about his love for his new girlfriend Katie Holmes that War of the Worlds itself has been getting little attention. The Times indicated that Paramount and DreamWorks execs were particularly concerned about Cruise's odd behavior during an appearance on Oprah on May 23.
Considering the last one was little more than a bad cartoon, I'm not shedding any tears. Mr. Cruise sure seems happy though, as seen in this screen grab from the infamous Oprah episode.

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Old 06-03-05, 01:31 AM
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where is the video?
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IMDB speculation. They don't have correct info most of the time.

I'm to the point where I don't believe a film will happen until I can see pics from shooting or a trailer of some sorts. It seems like every day we get a new update about whos in or out of MI: 3, James Bond, Superman, Indiana Jones 4, Die Hard 4, etc.
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I agree, considering how many rumors have swirled around MI:3 in the first place, it sounds like an easy excuse to explain why it hasn't really gotten off the ground yet.
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IMDB speculation. They don't have correct info most of the time.
Did you read the blurb or just dismiss it out of hand? The source is the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/02/movies/02crui.html
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LMAO at Scientology, what a nutjob.
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I'm not "registered" so all i get is: Tom Cruise is puzzling associates and members of the public with his behavior while promoting the Paramount movie "War of the Worlds."
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good to see an actor get punished for spewing his personal beliefs at an event intended to be for pimping their latest movie
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Here you go...why not visit bugmenot.com to get registered emails you can use at NYTIMES

An executive for Viacom, Paramount's parent company, said the studio had not yet decided whether to push ahead with production of "Mission: Impossible III," one of the company's most valuable franchises and a project on which tens of millions of dollars has already been spent. Shooting was planned to begin in Italy on July 18 and to continue on location in Europe and elsewhere.

"No definitive decision has been made; it's a discussion," said the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he feared endangering the studio's relationship with Mr. Cruise. Other executives involved in the discussion said the production became an issue in recent days as the budget has climbed well over $150 million. A studio spokeswoman, Janet Hill, declined to comment.
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Is that the whole article? I see nothing about Katie Holmes, War of the Worlds, or his appearance on Oprah.
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No its not the whole article. I am not sure if we are allowed to post whole articles.
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The mods aren't up this late. Take a chance. Worse comes to worse, blame scott shelton.
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If anybody thinks Paramount will not eventually get Mission 3 off the ground they are crazy. That's their most successful franchise and money talks.
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The newspaper said that in recent promotional appearances Cruise has been spending so much time promoting Scientology and talking about his love for his new girlfriend Katie Holmes that War of the Worlds itself has been getting little attention.
Yeah, a movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruiseabout aliens attacking the earth really needs to be promoted heavily because people might not care.

The guy's happy with his life. I say watch his movies if you like it and let him be.
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I agree, does a movie starring Tom Cruise helmed by Spielberg really need more attention? besides, those cardboard promos in theaters were HUGE.
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Someone photochop that pic please!!!!!
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I sure hope MI3 does not get made. MI2 was terrible!
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MI2 was 1000x better than MI1.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
MI2 was 1000x better than MI1.
Blasphemy. Or funny Groucho? Which is it?
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Originally Posted by Big Worms
I sure hope MI3 does not get made. MI2 was terrible!
Well, on the flip side, MI3 has different writers, directors, producers...well completely different talent save for Cruise and co. It'll be a completely different movie (JJ Abrams).

As for this rumor...I can't imagine that'd happen. Why would you cancel a movie which is bound to make truckloads of money over this? That doesn't even compute in my head...it's not like people won't go watch it.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Blasphemy. Or funny Groucho? Which is it?
The truth.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
The truth.

You can't handle the truth!


While I think the movie will be able to stand on its own two legs (or three if we're talking about the tripods) without him heavily promoting it, I doubt his public behavior and alleged feuding with Brooke Shields will help anything.
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Tom on Oprah......

What a wack job. Pretty damn funny.

http://www.nationalwatercooler.com/tomonomovie.html
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that clip was funny.
wish it was bigger.
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Originally Posted by IgnatiusReilyII
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