Tom Cruise confirms `Mission: Impossible IV` director

Updated: May 08, 2010, 10:42 AM IST

London: Tom Cruise has confirmed Brad Bird will direct "Mission: Impossible IV" and Edgar Wright will write the script.

"I dig Edgar. Very nice guy, very smart, very talented. I`d really like to do something with him," quoted Cruise as saying.

"I met Edgar on the set of `Mission: Impossible III`- Simon Pegg and those guys are hilarious. I love `Shaun of the Dead`. It`s amazing. But we`re working on Brad right now. I don`t know if I`m allowed to talk about it but everything`s signed. Brad is doing it."

The 47-year-old actor is looking forward to starting work on the project which has a preliminary release date of May 2011.

`Star Trek` director J.J. Abrams is also working on the film as a writer but no storyline details have yet been confirmed," he added.