It has been confirmed that Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie is to reunite with Tom Cruise for the fifth film in the Mission: Impossible series.

McQuarrie, who won an Oscar for writing The Usual Suspects and also wrote the screenplays for Cruise's 2008 film Valkyrie and the star's upcoming Edge of Tomorrow, simply tweeted: "Mission: Accepted."

Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman said: "The Mission series is special for its signature directors; Chris McQuarrie keeps this tradition thriving."

Mission: Impossible 5 will be written by Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce.