Ghost Protocol is a go
While the footage leaked online via some sneaky French cinemagoer, the first, official trailer for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol has officially arrived in shiny HD and you can watch it below.
And… Blimey. Though we realise it’s just a trailer and we’ve been burned before, this really does look like a heck of a lot of fun.
Running through the checklist of Things What We Want To See In That There Mission: Impossible Franchise, this promo for Brad Bird’s first stab at the Ethan Hunt story ticks ‘em all off – Tom Cruise performing daring stunts, things going boom, sexy people (in this case, Paula Patton for the lads, Lost’s Josh Holloway and putative future focus Jeremy Renner for the ladies), fast cars, betrayal, and Simon Pegg back as tecchie comic relief Benji Dunn (getting out of the lab this time around).
Kicking off with the Kremlin going kablooey and the entire IMF team disavowed (a way to get them deep undercover so they can sort out the situation), this is predictably a blend of big set piece moments that that theme tune getting remixed with even more pounding enthusiasm than usual. But darn it, if it doesn’t do the job with verve and gusto. Your thoughts? Speak them up below or on The Twitters.
The movie, which will need to live up to this promise, arrives on December 26.