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Brad Bird considered for 'Mission: Impossible IV'

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A new contender has come forward in the fight to helm Mission: Impossible IV. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tom Cruise and Paramount has expressed interest in The Incredibles writer-director Brad Bird for the action flick, set for release May 2011. If Bird is chosen for the job, it would be his first foray into live-action directing. Cruise and the studio have also met with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s Edgar Wright.