Paramount backs Tom Cruise for 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Los Angeles: 'Mission: Impossible 6' is in the works, Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore has confirmed.

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Tom Cruise. Pic/Santa Banta

"We're very happy to be developing this movie with Tom (Cruise). There's no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film," Moore told

The previous four 'Mission: Impossible' films grossed a combined $2 billion at the worldwide box office. 'Rogue Nation', which carries a $150 million pricetag, is produced by Tom Cruise along with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

It got a $121 million global opening.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said he's not surprised that another 'Mission: Impossible' is in the works.

"I think it's very smart," he added. "Given the performance of 'Rogue Nation,' there has to be another movie."

Cruise had earlier revealed plans to return in the Ethan Hunt role for a sixth 'Mission: Impossible'.

"We're starting to work on it now. We'll probably start shooting it next summer," he told host Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'.

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