Both “Mission: Impossible” writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan are set to be involved in the upcoming third “Sicario” movie reports Collider.
During an interview to promote their new movie “Reptile,” producers Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill discussed the next film in the series and whom might write and direct it.
“Dune” and “Blade Runner” helmer Denis Villeneuve directed the first, whilst Stefano Sollima (“Without Remorse”) helmed the second with Sheridan penning the scripts for both.
Earlier this week the producers confirmed the script is nearly done with everyone being kept up to speed on its progress – including actress Emily Blunt who may return. Today the pair confirmed the involvement of McQuarrie and Sheridan in some capacity:
“We don’t know who’s going to direct yet. It’s all gonna be about timing. We’ve got obviously a wealth of great partners on it, everybody from Taylor Sheridan to Chris McQuarrie as a partner on it, but it’ll all be about the timing and what aligns with everyone’s schedule.”
McQuarrie’s name has not been previously linked to the film, though he has famously served as a script doctor on numerous projects. Sheridan has long been associated with the franchise, but his work commitments to the “Yellowstone” franchise are keeping him busy:
“He is so busy, and he stays close to it, and will obviously have input, too. Then it’s just a question of when we get schedules lined up and all of that starting to have real conversations to see who’s available and who wants to do it. So certainly, I think everybody that’s ever been involved with this has stayed really close and has stayed fans of it. So, we’ll just push forward and see what lines up and who lines up in our window.”
Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are also aiming to return for the sequel with a director announcement hopefully coming soon.