60 episodes

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts now! Whether you're a longtime fan of the series or a newcomer looking to join the mission, Light the Fuse is your ultimate companion to the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Superfans Charles Hood (writer/director) and Drew Taylor (film journalist) take you inside the world of Ethan Hunt for an incredible look at the iconic characters, heart-stopping missions, jaw-dropping stunts, and behind-the-scenes secrets that have made this series a global phenomenon. See "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” now playing exclusively in theaters.

Light The Fuse - The Official Mission: Impossible Podcast Paramount Pictures

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 335 Ratings

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts now! Whether you're a longtime fan of the series or a newcomer looking to join the mission, Light the Fuse is your ultimate companion to the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, Superfans Charles Hood (writer/director) and Drew Taylor (film journalist) take you inside the world of Ethan Hunt for an incredible look at the iconic characters, heart-stopping missions, jaw-dropping stunts, and behind-the-scenes secrets that have made this series a global phenomenon. See "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” now playing exclusively in theaters.

    Rocking Out with Richard Linklater

    Rocking Out with Richard Linklater

    This week on “The Directors” we are speaking with Richard Linklater, who directed the classic Paramount film “School of Rock” and also made “The Bad News Bears” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” for the studio. Learn about his unique approach to the material, how making “School of Rock” differed from his more indie films and more. Also: we talk about his sexy new comedic thriller “Hit Man.”
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Getting Scary with Sean S. Cunningham, Director of “Friday the 13th”

    Getting Scary with Sean S. Cunningham, Director of “Friday the 13th”

    We are joined by Sean S. Cunningham for this very special, very spooky episode of “The Directors.” “Friday the 13th” director Cunningham tells us about the origins of the film, how they actually produced the movie and what it was like to kill Kevin Bacon with an arrow. Grab your popcorn, turn out the lights and listen up!
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Revisiting Christopher McQuarrie on "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" and "Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

    Revisiting Christopher McQuarrie on "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation" and "Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

    Let’s go back to (almost) the beginning with our very in-depth conversation with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie. In this episode, McQuarrie talks about his involvement in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” how that wound up with him directing “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and finally about the just-released (at the time) “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” It’s a wonderful chat with one of our favorite people.
    This episode was originally released in December 2018.
    You can own “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” on digital and 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD now.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    This Episode is a Secret "10 Cloverfield Lane" Sequel with Dan Trachtenberg (Part Two)

    This Episode is a Secret "10 Cloverfield Lane" Sequel with Dan Trachtenberg (Part Two)

    We are so thrilled to be joined by Dan Trachtenberg, the filmmaker behind “10 Cloverfield Lane,” on this week’s episode of “The Directors.” We discuss working within the Bad Robot framework, how the movie was supposed to look and what J.J. Abrams contributed. Plus, get updates on Trachtenberg’s “Prey” sequel.
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    • 44 min
    Trapped in a Bunker with "10 Cloverfield Lane" Director Dan Trachtenberg (Part One)

    Trapped in a Bunker with "10 Cloverfield Lane" Director Dan Trachtenberg (Part One)

    Joining us on this episode of “The Directors” is Dan Trachtenberg, the director of new Paramount classic “10 Cloverfield Lane.” In this episode, learn about Trachtenberg’s origin story, how he got on board the project and how a spec script called “The Cellar” became “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
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    • 35 min
    Revisiting Robert Elswit, Cinematographer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

    Revisiting Robert Elswit, Cinematographer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

    This week we are revisiting our conversation with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Robert Elswit, who shot both “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” It was a huge thrill getting to chat with this legend, who shares details about the making of both films, including what it was like to shoot the Burj, how his background in visual effects aided in the underwater sequence and what went into the opera sequence. It's a doozy!
    This episode was originally released in February 2019.
    You can own “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning” on digital and 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD now.
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    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

Ava AKA Gunter ,

Mission Impossible

I’m loving this podcast you guys are amazing and the Mission Impossible movies are my favorite group of movies I watch them pretty much all the time!❤️

Tim Dammer ,

🎥

Charles and Drew are great hosts and this show is really for anyone interested in filmmaking. They have great guests and get good details on how these movies become possible. Also, I really enjoy their pre/post-interview banter and their laughs are contagious.
Keep up the good work!

Missionmaster ,

Awesome!

I love this podcast because I love mission impossible and I can’t get enough information about the series! I love this franchise and I live all of the behind the scene info. Definitely need to watch if you are a diehard mission impossible fan like me

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