Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Synopsis: This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.
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Distributor: Paramount Studios
Directed By: Brad Bird
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton
We all enjoyed the original M.I., but the next two not really captured the distinct style and flow. If they returned to that European flavor and built a little less extraordinary action (we know the first had lots of over the top things in it) and created the movie a bit more intellectual, then it could rock.
But what’s not so good about this fourth installment? We could only hope that it surpasses the third– because it was better than the former, and Mission: Impossible continues a somewhat exhausted franchise. We don’t actually need another sequel.
The story was formed out by producer J.J. Abrams and Tom Cruise, who headed the last episode in the series. Accepting directing obligations for Abrams this event around is no other than Brad Bird, whose former work are The Iron Giant and The Incredibles to name a few. He’s yet to direct an action feature, which can give a break to some, only, the Incredibles was very good it’s certain he’ll be okay with the fourth M.I.
The screenplay has just been turned in the by the great screenwriter Josh Appelbaum, who antecedently worked with Abrams on their project before, Alias. The studio and director will still have to finalize the screenplay, but word should be upcoming based on their decisions.
Right now, studio executives are keeping an eye on Knight and Day’s execution very tight. The budget for a different Mission: Impossible film would be extremely high, and if Tom Cruise doesn’t pull a big screening audience, there may be an end and it is the fourth trip to the time of gravely impossible missions.