Superstar actor Tom Cruise needs a new director for Mission Impossible 3 following film-maker Joe Carnahan's dramatic decision to quit.

The JERRY MAGUIRE star - who is reprising his role as secret agent ETHAN HUNT for the third time - is now hunting for a replacement. Carnahan cited "creative differences" as his reason for leaving the project.

Studio Paramount have already delayed the film's release date until June 2005 but filming is scheduled to begin next month (AUG05) in Berlin, Germany.

Mission Impossible 3 boasts an impressive cast including SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kenneth Branagh and Ving Rhames.

19/07/2004 17:08