Here is the cover for Empire Magazine’s upcoming October issue hitting stands this week featuring the crew of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Ghost Protocol! We know that Ving Rhames returns but never see him in any of the promotional material. I’m guessing that he doesn’t have a great deal to do with this new and supposidly final installment in the franchise.
This is certainly promising to be possibly the best installment yet! Though they seemed to keep getting better and better with each installment. I remember watching the T.V. show as a kid and thinking how cool of a job they had. Then in 1996 one of the best summers I ever had in my life, I vividly remember sitting in the movie theater in Long Beach for the the first MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movie! And now we have this!
Also this is shot in IMAX rather than 3D and I must say that I am thankful for that. Good old action movies I think are best served to not be in 3D. But what do I know. ALSO! Select IMAX theaters will show Dark Knight Rises prologues, but look at the cast list.
Brad Bird directed the film that stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simonn Pegg, Paula Pattton, Ving Rhames, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor. See? Solid cast. Jeremy Renner has certainly been keeping very busy these last few years. I know I’m really excited for this movie to drop in December! What about you guys?
Brad Bird is thinking big with his first live-action feature film: A deal is being finalized by Paramount Pictures that will open €Mission: Impossible €” Ghost Protocol€ five days early at more than 200 IMAX theaters. The goal, according to the Oscar-winning writer-director of €œThe Incredibles€ and €œRatatouille,€ is to bring back a €œlevel of showmanship€ to the opening of a big-budget Hollywood film.
Bird is so enthused about the plan that last week he brought footage from the film to Rave Motion Pictures 18 to show it as preamble to his interview with Hero Complex lead writer Geoff Boucher. The elaborate, high-adrenaline sequences (part of the 25 minutes of the film that was shot with IMAX cameras) took the action to the top of the tallest building in the world and into the face of a blinding desert sandstorm.
Yup that did just happen! This should be an Epic end to the franchise as we know it!