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Simon Pegg is Excited About 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol'

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March 7, 2011
Source: Screen Crave

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Though we've yet to see any official first look at the anticipated sequel/pseudo franchise reboot, we do know that Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol will have some scenes shot in IMAX for its eventual release on the giant screen. But now we have something to get excited about as one of the film's stars, the hilarious Simon Pegg, has spoken out about the movie and damn is he excited! In speaking with Screen Crave, Pegg gushed about the film itself and what director Brad Bird, making his live-action debut after directing hits like The Incredibles, has accomplished with this new franchise film. Find out what Pegg had to say below!

Delving into the moniker that the fourth film in any series usually disappoints (Screen Crave sites Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Terminator and Die Hard as examples), Pegg talked about the apprehension that might come from yet another Mission Impossible film:

"I think you're right, when a film goes into number four you're like, 'Isn't this just like flogging a dead horse now?' But what they've done is they've brought in a director who's never done live action before but who's had a 100 percent hit rate for his previous movies: 'Ratatouille,' 'The Incredibles,' and 'The Iron Giant' are all just five star films. Brad has just brought that sensibility to this film. And the fact that's it's 'Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol,' it's not 'Mission Impossible 4.'"

"It's a rebirth for the series. In the same way with what they've done with 'Spider-Man.' I feel like it’s a reinvigoration of this particular story. It was a series when it was on TV, so it's a story that can have so many iterations. There are so many adventures to get into with this team of impossible mission fighters."

Though Pegg praises his co-stars Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Tom Cruise, it's director Brad Bird who Pegg really love bragging about, "I think the real key to this picture is Brad Bird who they brought in to direct. Who'd of thought that the guy who was the showrunner on "The Simpsons" would one day be the guy directing a Mission Impossible movie? It sounds crazy but believe me it’s really gonna work. I’m so stoked for this film." Seriously, I can't wait to see what an awesome director like Brad Bird does with a big live action franchise like this. We've been anxiously awaiting this for a while and still have a while to go, but we're all so excited. How about you?

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