Monday, March 23, 2015

New Mission: Impossible Trailer Goes Rogue

Ever since its inception nineteen (!!) years ago, one feature that's distinguished Paramount's Mission: Impossible film franchise is how every entry of the Tom Cruise spy series bears the unique hallmarks of whichever director happens to be handling that particular installment. This can be good or bad, but it certainly paid off both creatively and at the box office with the fourth Mission, the Brad Bird-helmed Ghost Protocol in 2011.

Now here we are four years later, and Christopher McQuarrie has taken the reins for globetrotting superspy Ethan Hunt's latest go-round. McQuarrie last worked with the superstar on his underrated 2012 actioner Jack Reacher, and from the trailer below, it looks like he's maintaining the same gritty, grounded feel, albeit on a much more expansive stage. I'm also glad to see Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner back, alongside the ever-reliable Ving Rhames, to keep at least a little bit of continuity from flick to flick. Look for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in theaters this July.

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