Fourth Installment of 'Mission Impossible' Franchise Gets Title
by Ethan Anderton
October 28, 2010
Though we've known for awhile now that the newest forthcoming installment in the Mission Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise wouldn't simply be called Mission Impossible 4, no clues as to the official title had been given. Luckily, a press conference in Dubai (via Yahoo!) finally revealed the new title for the anticipated sequel. Cruise revealed the title as Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Unfortunately, that was pretty much the extent of the revelations with no hints at a story. However, it was revealed that cast & crew would be shooting at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower standing at 2,717 feet. Read on!
Though it's hard to get really excited about the sequel without a story, the cast is already quite an eclectic group of talent for the spy action sequel. The new IMF team led by Cruise also features franchise stars Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg while new team members include Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Vladimir Mashkov. Apparently the team of agents will be dealing with Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor and Lea Sedoux as several villains in the story. Though my interest in the franchise is already quite high considering this is Brad Bird's live-action directorial debut, hearing some story details couldn't hurt. We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available.