Production on the sixth film in the massively successful Mission: Impossible franchise has reportedly stalled after some salary disputes between Paramount Pictures and star Tom Cruise, who is returning as Ethan Hunt.

The Hollywood Reporter has said over the weekend that while the film is still in pre-production it has been temporarily put on hold whilst the dispute is sorted out between the two parties, though it is thought that a solution will be found soon enough especially given the success of the franchise thus far.

The website states that the issue has to do with Cruise’s back-end deal on the film, with the actor trying to negotiate a deal in-line with what Universal Pictures is paying him for starring in their reboot of The Mummy, set for next summer.

Previous entry, Rogue Nation, grossed over $682million at the worldwide box office and its success has seen writer/director Christopher McQuarrie become the first director to direct a second film in the series.

We wait to see if Mission: Impossible 6 is still on course for it’s late 2017 release.