Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Image Credit: AP

Actor Tom Cruise is set to return to Mission: Impossible 6, following reports of dispute over salary which halted pre-production earlier this year.

The 54-year-old will be sealing the deal with production house Paramount Pictures to reprise his role as Ethan Hunt in the action thriller.

The pre-production was reportedly halted last month due to an alleged dispute between Cruise and the studio over his salary.

Previously, the project, which was originally planned to kick off production in November, was delayed due to script issues.

Now the production is expected to begin in January next year.

Christopher McQuarrie, who provided the screenplay of and helmed Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is once again on board to direct the sixth Mission: Impossible film and help with the script.

Actress Rebecca Ferguson is set to reprise her role as Ilsa Faust.

Cruise has other projects in development, including Top Gun 2 and Luna Park.

He will also feature in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, set to release in October.