Christopher McQuarrie plans to take the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise into space.

The American filmmaker - who helmed 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' and 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' - has revealed he's interested in relocating the film series because the movies have already ''gone to the edge''.

Asked about the possibility of taking 'Mission: Impossible' into space, Christopher responded: ''I think it's inevitable. We've pretty much gone to the edge of thereof, so yeah, it's sooner or later, Tom [Cruise] is gonna be in orbit.

''If there's an actor that's going to be the first actor in space practically, it's Tom, or it's somebody ... it's [James] Cameron, Chris Nolan, or Tom. Gonna be one of those three guys. That is the new space race.''

Christopher has already been approached about making another 'Mission: Impossible' movie, but the director is keen to take a break from the franchise for the time being.

Christopher also said he's fortunate that Tom - who stars as Ethan Hunt - is currently busy shooting another movie.

He told Collider: ''That question has been floated, and I'm ... fortunately Tom's busy on another project. And I'm kind of taking a breather, and just thinking about ... clearing my head. I've been on 'Mission' for five years. Two of them, back to back.

''We went right from one into the other one, so certainly they asked that question, and I said, 'Can I just breathe for a minute, and think about that?' So that's kind of where we are.''