Will Staples has just obtained a new gig and is now writing the Mission Impossible 5 movie. Staples is known for his work on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 story and the Need for Speed Rivals movie.

Hollywood Reporters reports that Paramount, Skydance, and Tom Cruise tapped Will Staples to lead the charge on writing Mission Impossible 5, which is currently scheduled to be released on Dec. 25th, 2015.

Staples’ previous work has been mostly in video games. He worked on Need for Speed: Rivals and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. He’s attached to several films in development, including Blood & Treasure, a starring and directing vehicle for Ben Affleck set up at Warner Bros. He also wrote Myth for Fox and the Jeremy Renner vehicle King of Heists. He’s repped by WME, Management 360 and Bloom Hergott.

SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter via IGN

  • jordanxbrookes

    Congrats to him. Modern Warfare 3’s story was amazing, so much emotion and tension. I wish him success with Mission Impossible 5.

    • Gamefr3akable

      I loved all the MW stories. Modern Warfare 3 was perfect. I loved it! Agreed.

      • Rorke File

        MW4 has to come one time out with Ghost and price they regroup and take Shepherd out he still lives … and maybe Yuri and that helicopter guy

        • Did you play MW3 or any of the Modern Warfare series??

          • Guest

            When 3 trolls unite, ur bound to get victims.

        • fires

          i dont know if you played modern warfare’s 2 or 3. But ghost, and shepherd, yuri are dead, and the helicopter guy’s name is nikolai

        • Grigori

          Ghost is dead, confirmed by infinity ward in a facebook post about Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley. It says he is been betrayed and killed by general Shepherd.

          • That guy

            Well that’s bullshit. Because he was wearing a fire proof vest and he was shot on a non-lethal place.

          • He wasn’t set on fire at all. And bulletproof vest are barely effective.

        • Wouldnt that be like a remake

    • MichiganerE

      The story was okay at best.

  • HitmanGamingHD

    Agreed, I loved the story of the modern warfares but man, when John Mactavish died I teared up. Good luck with MI5

    • jordanxbrookes

      Same here. I was crying so much when Soap died. You played as him in Call of Duty 4 so that must be the reason I felt sadness.

      • MichiganerE

        I felt sad as well, but I didn’t cry about it. I got over it after a day or two.

  • Guest

    Tomorrow is monday,someone please do it

    • kyr95

      I know i will sound stupid but what exactly happens tommorow? 😛

      • Hell breaks out again

        • kyr95

          Meaning? 😛
          New trailer for watch dogs you mean?

          • Tomorrow is the worst day of the week bro,Monday.

          • kyr95

            Omg, i just realised man haha, sorry if i annoyed you, but with the image of watch dogs, i thought something was gonna happen related to the game

          • TheShadowReaper

            ti les file, 8a mou to e3igiseis kai emena? den 8elw na akoustw xazos gt den exw idea ti ginetai…

          • kyr95

            Ayrio einai Deutera os gnoston i xeiroteri mera tis evdomadas, kai o riley bazei tin fotografia tou watch dogs, ennoontas pos xreiazomaste enan xaker na tin “diagrapsei” xaxa

          • TheShadowReaper

            lel…dat dog tho. 🙂

          • I know right…

          • TheShadowReaper


          • MichiganerE

            I want to play this.

          • NextGenNose

            It’s Riley’s cousin

          • How did the nose know

          • KevinWoof

            That’s my sister’s son.

          • Haha why should something like that annoy me :b
            EDIT:It was supposed to be a gif ._.

          • kyr95

            Haha because of my disability to get the “pun” haha 😛

  • TheGoldfishGamer

    Well I know what’s going to happen!Everyone’s gonna die apart from Ethan!

  • Batman

    MW3 ‘s story sucked

  • I’m happy for him, but MW3’s story was far from great. They had WW3 on the table and really didn’t use it to their full ability. They should’ve continued the story or Ramirez, Foley, Dunn, etc… that would’ve been better than Delta. Oh well. Past is the past. Congrats again to Will Staples.

  • chris

    Yeah, work on a movie franchise because MW3’s story was very compelling and didn’t have you see the ending and plot from a mile away.

  • Spoderman

    MW3 should have focused more on WW3, it looked like U.S.A and UK vs Russia vs Africa.

  • Ryumoau

    I wasn’t the biggest fan of MW3’s story, so i’m not sure how to feel about this news. Especially since the last Mission Impossible movie, Ghost Protocal, was one of my favorite films the year it came out.

    • CoDforever

      He’s just the script writer, IW was the one that executed it poorly and their weird choice for cutscenes. Had MW3 sotry been delivered better, it would have been amazing

      • Ryumoau

        you have a point. That might explain why Ghosts story wasn’t as amazing as i thought it would be, since it was written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan..

      • kyr95

        Indeed, although i loved the taskforce 141 part of the story. Had they focused only on price,soap, and yuri on their hunt for makarov would be much better in my opinion.

  • ben wills

    Surprised you didn’t put a P.S: Titanfall sucks at the end of the article. It’s pretty much all you do now. How about you put those on your Titanfall Blog website? Pricks.

    • What are you doing here? xD
      P.S: Titanfall sucks.

  • JKB98

    My comment has nothing to do with the article, but can comments still get down-voted? It’s been ages since I’ve seen one. Can someone please down-vote mine so I can find out?

    • You can’t for whatever reason.

      • JKB98

        Hm. Strange. Alright, well thanks.

  • ObV Swift

    Does anybody know who is actually doing the script for Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare?

    • Ryumoau

      i’m curious as well.

      • kyr95

        Propably will also be revealed in one of the future interviews on gameinformer.