Brad Bird will be making his transition from animation to live-action with the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible movie franchise, starring Tom Cruise. Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams will produce, and Tom Cruise will once again star. While not confirmed, Total Film basically says that Bird is in final negotiations and all that's to be decided is the salary, which apparently will be far greater than what Bird is accustomed to working on his animated projects. Quite frankly, I'm pumped over this. If anyone can direct the fourth installment in this franchise and give it some gusto, that man is Bird. Plus, Bird has worked with Mission: Impossible III composer Michael Giacchino before (on The Incredibles) so this could also mean Giacchino (who delivered a fantastic score for the third installment) might also return.