Sweet Trailer…’Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol’

It’s been about 5 years since Tom Cruise last played the elite agent Ethan Hunt in the popular Mission: Impossible series. In 2006 J.J. Abrams directed the third installment which was very well received. Now Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) is having his go at the franchise. He is without doubt a gifted stroyteller and a master of the animated universe. But with his first foray into live action, the question came up as to whether or not he could easily cross meduims. Well behold the trailer for the fourth Mission Impossible film Ghost Protocol. While I never had a doubt about Bird’s talents, I am sufficiently impressed. Have a look for yourself…

Joining Cruise this time around are Jeremy Renner, Josh Holloway, Tom Wilkinson and more including Simon Pegg (reprising his role as Dunn from M:I3). Even J.J. Abrams is back again, this time lending his hand producing M:I4 under his Bad Robot label. It’s just a little ways out but Paramount has slated Ghost Protocol for a relase date this Winter on December 16th, 2011. I’ve had apssing interest in this since John Woo directed the second M:I film but once it was announced that Brad Bird was attached I was totally on board.

But I’ll ask you: Anyone eager for another Impossible Mission? What do you think of Brad Bird at the helm?? Morevoer what do you think of the idea that Cruise will pass the torch to Renner??