By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures have alerted us that they not only released a couple video interviews for Mission: Impossible III but that Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams are ready to take questions from the fans as well.
M:I:3 Videos and Questions
iFilm has recently posted two new exclusive videos for Mission: Impossible III. One video is a video interview with JJ Abrams and the other is a video interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman; who recently earned an Academy Award for his role in Capote.
Though there were some, including myself, who were unsure about seeing Hoffman play the role of a villain, the previews of his character shown in the trailer look pretty solid. I remember Hoffman as the gay-as-a-fox Scotty J. in Boogie Nights and the happy little helper, Brandt, in The Big Lebowski; so seeing him in this opposite role should be something else.
The video interview with Hoffman is quick and seems to feature more little quotes from Tom Cruise, as he talks about Hoffman, than Hoffman himself.
If the clip is a little too short for you, iFilm has a long, eleven minute, clip interview with director JJ Abrams. The interviewer asks Abrams questions like how similar M:I:III will be to the television series and what changes Abrams made to the franchise in order to create an even bigger third installment. The director also goes on to state that the cast of characters behind Ethan Hunt will be getting some extra attention in this installment.
iFilm then asked the most obvious question-- Why Philip Seymour Hoffman as the villain (especially since he is coming directly off Capote)? An Oscar-winner starring next to Tom Cruise is not a bad combination.
Besides the clips, Paramount Pictures told us that they have teamed up with Yahoo! Movies to allow fans to send questions to both Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams for Mission: Impossible III. You can either send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org directly or head over to Yahoo! Movies for more info.
Mission: Impossible 3 comes to theatres on May 5th, 2006. Tom Cruise claims we couldn't have a better film to kick off summer.