Though it will air before Transformers: Dark of the Moon this Wednesday, we have an early look at the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. It’s a bit difficult to glean plot details from the trailer as it’s in French, but an English cut should be arriving shortly. Language barrier aside, it’s reassuring to see that the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series has shaken off the rust of a five year hiatus. The action and effects look like what you would expect from the M:I series and Tom Cruise still appears to be up to the physical demands. Though he may not be around much longer, as many suspect he will pass the M:I torch to co-star Jeremy Renner. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
In director Brad Bird’s (The Incredibles) first foray into live action fare, with a story by J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol reunites Ethan Hunt (Cruise) with teammate Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and IMF technician, Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg). Other member’s of Hunt’s team include Josh Holloway (LOST), Paula Patton (Precious) and the aforementioned Jeremy Renner. Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 2009) and Lea Seydoux (Inglourious Basterds) co-star as the film’s antagonists. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opens in conventional and IMAX theaters on December 16, 2011.