New IMAX Poster and Two Preview Clips for Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol; Plus Jeremy Renner Discusses His Character
12.14.11 by Ryan
With Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, opening in IMAX this weekend (and on December 21st everywhere else), Paramount is going for broke with some new promotional materials including a new poster for the IMAX opening of the movie, as well as two new preview clips.
Ghost Protocol will see Tom Cruise return as Impossible Mission Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt, but, outside of Mission: Impossible III's Simon Pegg, Cruise will be working with an all-new crew of agents, including Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner. In an interview with ComingSoon, Renner described how his character Brandt gets involved with the IMF team.
Will Brandt, he's the chief analyst for the secretary of the IMF. That's a guy who's always been a voice. You never saw him. He's the guy who handed out the missions and that kind of stuff. Now you see him in this movie. He's Tom Wilkinson and I'm his right-hand man. That's when our characters meet Ethan Hunt. Things go awry and IMF is shut down. This desk jockey sort of buttoned-up analyst is thrown together in the mix with superspy Ethan Hunt and two other rogue agents. We're all rogue at this point. We have no IMF. We're all left alone. It's Ghost Protocol. So these characters are thrown together in this mixed up sort of character drama comedy that comes out of this mix. Then we slowly reveal that Brandt isn't exactly who he says he is or shows that he is. That's pretty attractive to me as a character. Brandt has secrets and allegiances that can go either way. Whether they're good or bad, I can't speak to it, but it left it pretty wide open to slowly reveal parts of this character as the movie went along. I feel like having that happen in a big action set piece like Mission: Impossible, that chance doesn't come along very often. I felt very blessed to have such an interesting role in that kind of world.
Cruise is definitely in "superspy" mode in this three-minute, extended first clip, which sees Ethan wordlessly track down an assailant during a sandstorm.
The second clip shifts focus to Cruise's stunt work on the Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building, which was the early focus of the movie's promotional campaign, and the inspiration for the design of the IMAX poster. October saw the release of a featurette about Cruise's stunt, while subsequent trailers and TV spots focused on the sequence as well. The new clip explains why Cruise is forced to scale the building in the first place.