Mission: Impossible – Fallout (as Mission: Impossible 6 or just simply Fallout) is a 2018 American action spy film written, co-produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. It is the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series, and the second film to be directed by McQuarrie following Rogue Nation. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin, all of whom reprise their roles from previous films, along with Henry Cavill, Vanessa Kirby and Angela Bassett, who join the franchise. In the film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team must track down stolen plutonium while being monitored by a CIA agent (Cavill) after a mission goes awry.
Talks for a sixth Mission: Impossible film began prior to the release of Rogue Nation in 2015. The film was officially announced in November 2015, with McQuarrie confirming his return as writer and director, as well as producer alongside J. J. Abrams and Cruise, the seventh collaboration between the pair. Filming took place from April 2017 to March 2018, in Paris, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout had its world premiere in Paris on July 12, 2018 and was released in the United States and Canada on July 27, 2018. It was the first in the series to be released in RealD 3D, and also had a limited IMAX release. The film was a box office success, grossing over $790 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2018, Cruise's highest-grossing film to date, and the highest-grossing film in the franchise, surpassing Ghost Protocol. It received acclaim for its screenplay, direction, acting, cinematography, action sequences, stunts and musical score, with many critics calling it the best installment in the franchise and some regarding it as one of the greatest action films of all time.