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First Trailer For Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Produced By JJ Abrams & Featuring Simon Pegg June 28, 2011

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Star Trek director JJ Abrams first feature film was Mission: Impossible: III in 2006. For the sequel Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (due in December) Abrams is back as a producer and he again brought along Simon Pegg as Benji the IMF tech. And Paramount has just released the first trailer — watch it below.

 

 

Trailer: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol is a co-production of Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams Bad Robot Productions, for Paramount Pictures.  The film is the first live-action feature for director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille). The script by Andre Nemec and Josh Apelbaum is based on a story by Tom Cruise and JJ Abrams. In addition to Abrams and Pegg, other Star Trek (2009) vets worked on Ghost Protocol including producer Bryan Burk, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, costumer Michael Kaplan and composer Michael Giacchino. 


Simon Pegg in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol comes out in December. More info at the official website: missionimpossible.com.

Comments

1. m1abrams - June 28, 2011

I’ll watch it

2. Tony - June 28, 2011

Cool.

3. Neumann - June 28, 2011

That was the first trailer in a LONG time that made me curse out loud in awe. I will DEFINITELY see this.

4. Darkthunder - June 28, 2011

Is Ving Rhames gonna reprise his role for the 4th movie? My favorite from the previous M:I movies.

5. Rosario T. Calabria - June 28, 2011

Looks awesome.

6. Jeff - June 28, 2011

YES!

7. Daniel - June 28, 2011

Congrats to Brad Bird; that’s a well crafted production for a director whose CV has been primarily animated films and TV. Talk about good talent scouting in hiring Bird and the potential of what he can deliver.

As for Rhames – I thought he was sitting this movie out because the budget was reduced. I could be wrong. It explains why we see more of Pegg in the trailer.

8. VZX - June 28, 2011

I’m sure the movie will be good, and I will try to see it in the theatre, but I doubt it will make a lot of money. Tom Cruise is simply not the bankable star he once was. He has become a parody of himself, and no amount of “coolness-factor” in a new movie will save him. That, and the fact that the MI franchise is not as interesting as the Bourne or even the new Bond movies to the general audience.

But, I, at least will enjoy it. Brad Bird is a legend in the making. The Iron Giant is my favorite movie and I am sure this new MI will be no slouch, even though it’s low box office might kill Bird’s chances of making another. Too bad.

9. jas_montreal - June 28, 2011

Paula Patton is Gorgeous.

Amazing trailer ! But wheres Ving Rhames ?!?

10. dmduncan - June 28, 2011

AGAIN they got disavowed!?!

Oy!

11. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 28, 2011

Looks GOOD!!! .. :-) :-)

12. Hogarth - June 28, 2011

Brad Bird has yet to make a bad film. Fingers crossed.

13. Red Dead Ryan - June 28, 2011

#12.

Well, PIXAR has finally come out with a dud (“Cars 2″, apparently to critics, I still haven’t seen it myself) so I guess that leaves Brad Bird as well as Christopher Nolan to continue their winning streaks.

14. Red Dead Ryan - June 28, 2011

Still can’t buy Tom Cruise as a secret agent. “Mission Impossible III” could have gone down as a great movie, but we ended up with Tom Cruise acting as himself in it as usual. I’ll check out “Ghost Protocol” though.

15. Brian K - June 28, 2011

Am I the only one sick and tired of seeing trailer after trailer for films involving the Supreme Court while Star Trek is put on the back burner again, and again, and again……

Geez, no wonder these guys have no time for Trek. It’s funny that most of them also involve Paramount. Guess Trek isn’t the priority we thought it was.

My personal goodwill after the last film is slowly turning to resentment and anger. Super 8 or MI 4 couldn’t wait a year or two? Not like anyone was clamoring for either of them. Just sayin……..

16. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2011

We are expected to believe that a 5’7″ runt could win a fight against anyone?

Uh, no.

17. 3m - June 28, 2011

Looks like Hangover 3:(

18. Vultan - June 28, 2011

#16

Uh, yes… sometimes.

Bruce Lee was 5’7″ and 160 lbs.
I’m not saying Cruise is in the same league as Lee with the coolness factor (not even close, actually), but a little man can sometimes make a big fight.

19. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2011

18.

Yes, but what I was really getting at is that Tom Cruise is such a horrible actor, he doesn’t make me believe he could win a fight.

Well, maybe against my elderly Aunt Ruth.

And that’s a BIG maybe.

20. Canon Schmanon - June 28, 2011

I burned out on Tom Cruise a long time ago. He brings the same character to every movie he does. He goes through the motions of “good” acting – he hits his cues, can cry on demand, he does everything a good actor does, but somehow it just isn’t believable with him. The only time I ever felt he was truly acting was in Magnolia, and ironically that was probably really him.

So when you take his unbelievable earnestness and saddle it with his annoying public personality, I find Tom Cruise to be one of the most boorish, insufferable oafs in the film business. I don’t know what he’s trying to prove to us, but I ain’t buying it, and I certainly won’t have any part in making this narcissistic douchebag any more wealthy than he already is.

But that’s just my OPINION!!!!!

21. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2011

20.

I agree. Every time you watch Tom Cruise on screen, you can SEE that he’s ACTING.

Or at least trying to

22. Canon Schmanon - June 28, 2011

21. Remember, Harry, that was just my OPINION!

23. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2011

Canon Schmanon

I’ve been a film buff my whole life. I know good acting when I see it. Edward Norton, Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sean Penn are all good actors.

Tom Cruise is a sad joke. I’ve seen better acting in high school plays!

24. Canon Schmanon - June 28, 2011

That’s just your OPINION, Harry!

One that I mostly agree with, however.

25. Canon Schmanon - June 28, 2011

I wish Edward Norton would pick some better films. He’s often above the material.

26. Daniel - June 28, 2011

I’ll wait for the reviews. the first three MI movies did not do that much for me, and I thought this trailer was just so-so. I’ve got nothing against Cruse. I thought he was great in War of the Worlds.

27. Tiger - June 28, 2011

Guess I will be going against the majority here, but I love Cruise and most of his movies. His acting is pretty good to me, thats all I can say. I love the MI series except the second one but will definitely check this one out! Cant wait! And to sort of keep it ‘on topic’, it will probably be that movie we will get our first trailer of the Star Trek sequel…now I REALLY can’t wait! ;)

28. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2011

Tiger, that’s fine. We are all welcome to have conflicting opinions here.

Wouldn’t it be boring if we ALL felt the same way?

29. Simon - June 28, 2011

Love all the “horrible actor” statements.

Cruise is a fine actor and nobody here has had an milliounce of the success he’s had. Sure his personal life has been somewhat messy but you can’t fault the career choices he’s made. FAR FAR more successes than failures.

30. Vultan - June 28, 2011

I liked the Tom Cruise of the 80s—the cocky, smiling dude in a F-14 or the cocky, smiling dude behind the wheel of a classic Buick (A persona that fit perfectly into the Reagan years). But I can’t say I’ve been that crazy about his work since then, with maybe the exception of the first Mission: Impossible and War of the Worlds.

Maybe one reason he rubs so many people wrong nowadays is that he’s still pretty much that cocky, smiling dude from way back, and the odd time when he’s trying to act serious, you can almost see that cocky, smiling dude underneath trying to break free and slide a cocktail down the bar or hop into his flight suit. We haven’t watched him “grow” as an actor—like Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies—say no more!).

31. Buzz Cagney - June 28, 2011

But I still prefer Hanks from Batchelor Party though, Vults. Ok, really push me and i’d say he was good in BIG too. :-D

32. Basement Blogger - June 28, 2011

J.J., what about that Star Trek thing? Saw Cruise again in “Knight and Day” on HBO. Kind of goofy and at times stupid. But the film is like him, it was charming. Good time waster and rom-com action flick! So sit down with your ladies at home, stick some popcorn in the microwave and just let it wash over your brain.

33. Harry Ballz - June 29, 2011

32.

Oh, don’t misunderstand, Cruise always “packages” himself in a good movie. Good cast (other than him), good sets, direction, costumes, script, production details….too bad he’s in it!

34. Vultan - June 29, 2011

#31

No need to push, Buzz. I love “Big.” It’s one those goofy, lovable fantasies that they really don’t make anymore. Again, it fit perfectly within the whole spirit of the 80s thing… man.

35. EM - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise is a fine actor. Unfortunately, each time I see him now, Oprahs’ sofa is in my head being jumped on by Mr. Cruise. I don’t have much opportunity to get to the movies lately, so I’ll probably wait for the Blu Ray. But, I do want to see this new movie.

36. Jimtibkirk - June 29, 2011

As Nicholas Meyer explains on the director’s commentary for Khan, there are actors and there are movie stars. Tom’s a movie star, as is Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts in her heyday. You see THEM on the screen, not necessarily the role they are portraying. Shatner was like this too.

An actor gets inside their role, usually with lots of makeup, wardrobe, accents, body language like Johnny Depp, Merrill Streep etc. I would say Brad Pitt does this as well.

So some people are just tired of SEEING Tom Cruise. However, I think there was lots of acting chops needed for A Few Good Men, The Firm and Jerry Maguire.

37. DJT - June 29, 2011

“You’re not gonna make it!” / “You’re not helping”

Yawn. ZZzzzzzz….

38. WannaBeatle - June 29, 2011

I like Tom Cruise, he’s actually a decent actor and a pretty nice guy (I worked with him a couple of times). But, I can see why people don’t buy him as the action star..he’s a bit on the small side and ‘pretty’. But, his acting skill wins over for the most part.

I’ve seen all the MI movies and really enjoyed the first one the most..yeah, I know, most people didn’t like to see the Phelps character as being the villain but, I thought the writing was pretty good in that one as well as the movie as a whole. I really didn’t care for the John Woo directed sequel all that much…too much ‘eye candy’ for me…the same goes for the third one by JJ…I have yet to like anything that Abrams has touched…but, that’s just me. MI III was better than II, but, I think that final scene in the movie just seemed really corny to me.

I’m sure I will see the new one…I hardly go to the movies these days..maybe about 2-3 times a year as opposed to 20 plus times as I did in the past.

39. films - June 29, 2011

Great trailer. I thought Mission Impossible 3 was awesome, So I’m really looking forward to this one.

40. Bob Tompkins - June 29, 2011

Move the new Star Trek back another 6 months, perhaps a year.

41. deekay - June 29, 2011

It wouldn´t be a M:I movie if there was no skyscraper in it

42. Chronos - June 29, 2011

I really enjoy the Mission: Impossible films. Looking forward to this new one!
From this trailer, the story seems very familiar haha:
– Cruise is double-crossed, left to rot by his superiors, & goes on the run to steal a MacGuffin
– IMF disavowed / filled with baddies / villain is an IMF agent(s)
– Cruise hangs from a great height
– Hot female team member infiltrates a party & arrives in a sports car
and so on.

I really like the IMF team aspect, the action looks awesome, have a lot of faith in Brad Bird.

43. trekker 5 - June 29, 2011

Looks cool,I might just give it a go!

44. P Technobabble - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise might have left a sour taste with some of the public, but I don’t think he’s as bad off as, say, Mel Gibson. And Cruise is not necessarily a bad actor — he’s been nominated for an Oscar 3 times, which counts for something. And, don’t forget, the media has a lot to do with how celebrities are seen by the public. If they had called his “couch-jumping” wild and kooky, instead of saying he was having a breakdown, people would have seen it differently.
It seems to me that celebrities are always being hounded, aren’t they? Sometimes they’ve had enough and let it be known. It also seems to me that when an actor/actress is promoting a new film, they are apt to put up with a little more because they’re putting themselves out there to be seen. But there is probably some part of them that values peace and quiet, and privacy to some degree…

45. DP McGuire - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise is terrific. Ever seen Last Samurai, it was awesome. He has done many great films. Jumping on a couch when he was in love is somehow a big problem. Why? Give me a break. If I was with Katie I would jump on a couch too! Learn to think on your own and not just think what you have been told to think. Because some idiot on TV decides that jumping on a couch is the way to attack him you don’t have to buy in to that crap.

He got attacked because he was speaking out against drugging kids. The Freud lovers decided their pocket book was being attacked and that they would lose too much money if they couldn’t drug kids. So they attacked Tom. By they way, they were right, his speaking out against the drugging of kids cost them like 4 billion. Of course is saved a lot of kids but they are not interested in that.

46. sean - June 29, 2011

I’ve never had an issue with separating the artist from the art, so Tom Cruise’s extremely bizarre personal behaviors have never bothered me all that much when it came to his movies. That being said, I still think the best thing he ever did was Interview With A Vampire. He couldn’t simply skate by on his Days of Thunder/Top Gun charms, and was forced to actually act. The MI movies are silly fun, but I always thought the supporting cast outshone him each and every time. I’ll see this because of JJ’s involvement, mostly because MI3 was easily the best of the series.

47. chrisfawkes.com - June 29, 2011

So Ethan and crew were to meet the president to answer some questions but are told they are about to be framed so when they escape it looks like they did it.

Gee I wonder who the bad guys are.

48. chrisfawkes.com - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise does cartwheels for his girlfriend and is looked down upon by all those who would not do that for theirs.

Guess what? Tom’s not the Ahole in that picture.

49. chrisfawkes.com - June 29, 2011

Attention Anthony. not sure if this is worth pointing out or not but something in the sci fi tuesday thread is causing safari and firefox to crash. Done it several times now. Not sure if others are experiencing the same.

50. James T. West - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise in M:I is irrelevant. The trailer was good, the pedigree is great (Abrams/Bird) but they should have recast the lead and done a true reboot.

51. Mel - June 29, 2011

Tom Cruise is completely overrated as an actor. I don’t think he has much acting talent. He was just lucky to have the right “look” at the start of his career. He is 48 now and his good look is diminishing. I think he can be very lucky of still having a “big name”. That is probably the main reason, why he still get roles.

52. sean - June 29, 2011

#48

There was a long run-up to people disliking Tom Cruise the individual, and the jumping couch thing was but a small part.

53. Buzz Cagney - June 29, 2011

#34 and Batchelor Party? lol I have fond memories of that movie. It was one of those early Video movies. You are too young to remember what a big deal video’s were. I can remember taking that video and my VCR around friends houses (slow adopters!) and it defintely helped encourage them to get a player.
Treks 3 and 4 were similar.

54. Vultan - June 29, 2011

#53

No, I can’t remember that, Buzz, but I do remember how looong it would take for videos to reach stores after the movie left the theaters. Now it’s just a few months and the DVDs are out. Maybe my memories are fuzzy, but it seems like VHS took nearly a year to be released. I don’t miss those days.

Nor do I miss our VCR with the busted spring, so you had to stick a wedge of some kind (usually a rubber ducky) to keep the cassette down and watch the movie. The same thing happened to my Nintendo.

Oy, I had such a time getting Mario to play! And don’t get me started on cleaning dust out of the cassette. So much static I could hardly see that annoying dog in Duck Hunt… or Captain Kirk in my pirated videos of the TOS movies. Oops, did I let that slip? I mean… I PAID for those movies… yes, yes, Paramount, nothing to see here…. :D

55. Buzz Cagney - June 29, 2011

It does seem unreal now that it was impossible to just watch whatever you wanted whenever you wanted to before Video.
They may have been a bit unreliable but they were a life changer!
To be able to record and watch at your leisure was quite possible the single biggest enhancement to my life! LOL
As I say, if you weren’t around before Video you just won’t understand the big deal.
Tom Cruise in Risky Business was another earlyish video.
Before he became an annoying knob ‘ed! Actually he was an annoying knob ‘ed then too but familiarity has bred a deal of contempt!

56. Excelsior - June 29, 2011

Anyone else more than a little bummed out by the fact that, after successive creative teams putting their ‘mark’ on the franchise over several movies, that ‘Mission: Impossible’ has been reduced to a bunch of catchphrases (“your mission, should you choose to accept it…”), clichés (the latex masks, for one)? All one needs to do, it seems, is to slap them on to any generic popcorn action-fest, have some recording-artist-du-jour rework the motif from the Lalo Schifrin theme, and that’s sufficient to call ‘M:I’, apparently.

What about the value of a ‘distinct identity’ for all these classic properties? Sure, it’s really easy to make a formulaic movie with whichever stars are the hot property at the moment, and just use a few recogniseable bits from each franchise to boost the selling power through nostalgia or a vague familiarity (since I doubt many of the people watching this film will have seen the 60s show, but will still be attracted by the familiar name ‘Mission: Impossible’), and it goes without saying that the prevailing attitude of studios is to make money, with everything else being a secondary concern – hence, sticking to a tried-and-tested, bankable formula. But when that’s at the cost of originality, diversity, and maintaining the unique flavour and style of classic franchises for future generations to enjoy, IMO that’s a major cause for concern.

57. Cruise Control - not! - June 29, 2011

I wonder what everyone would be saying if Cruise had been hired for the Christopher Pike role (or another role) in “Star Trek” (2009)…

I do agree that he has become (or is rapidly becoming) a parody of himself. “Knight and Day” was an excellent example of that ascension…

Makes me wonder how he’ll handle his forthcoming cameo (or minor role) in the planned new “Top Gun” movie…

58. LordOfTheArchons - June 29, 2011

Cruise: “And what is red?”
Pegg: “Dead”

They should’ve added to Pegg’s line: “You know, like in Star Trek where the guy wearing the red shirt always dies”

59. Red Dead Ryan - June 29, 2011

#57.

“I wonder what everyone would be saying if Cruise had been hired for the Christopher Pike role (or another role) in “Star Trek” (2009)…”

We’d all be saying “Man oh man…..”Star Trek” had a lot going for it but Tom Cruise, acting like himself pretending to be Pike was a major distraction which took us all out of the movie! Yeah right….Tom Cruise playing a father figure to Kirk. Unbelievable! What was J.J Abrams thinking??”

Fortunately, that didn’t happen and instead we got the wonderful Bruce Greenwood!

60. They call me Stasiu - June 29, 2011

I wonder how much running Cruise does in this film. That sprint in Shanghai (whether a single take or cleverly extended edit) from M:i:III was pretty amazing!

61. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 29, 2011

#59 Having Bruce Greenwood play Pike was a BRILLIANT piece of casting. I doubt Tom Cruise’s name even entered the ball park or at least I hope it didn’t.

62. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 29, 2011

I posted the link to this article on another thread here. It may give people some insight into the reasons why there are so many prequels/sequels etc and why studios don’t seem very interested in risky ventures. In the article it mentioned that money more or less dried up about two years ago for various reasons, just after it was announced that there would be a Star Trek sequel, or at least that is my understanding…

Please read it – and what Paramount wants…

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118039285

63. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - June 29, 2011

#16-

Hey, since when does a height of 5′ 7″ qualify a person as a “runt?” That’s not short.

I just wish they made these “Mission: Impossible” (why did they drop the colon?) movies more like the TV shows. The old episodes were brilliant and inspired…you had to keep thinking throughout the whole 50 minutes just to try to figure out the plan and keep up with the team.

64. dmduncan - June 29, 2011

M:I was a bad ass show. And shot at same time and same location (Desilu) as Star Trek.

65. Amorican - June 29, 2011

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol: Attack: Of: The: Colons

66. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - June 29, 2011

@8:

Yeah…he should come to the big screen as Les Grossman instead!

I love M:I, but I wish they could do with it like they did with Star Trek–make a reboot film. I’m not talking about parallel universes or anything, but why can’t they make a prequel and bring Jim Phelps into the picture again? And Cinnamon, and Rollin, and Barney…and Willie?

Please!

67. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - June 29, 2011

I meant a NEW reboot film. Without Cruise. Sorry.

68. Red Dead Ryan - June 29, 2011

#30.

Some people would replace the word “cocky” with “smug”!

69. Vultan - June 29, 2011

#68

Yes… and some people are going to hate a particular actor no matter what!

Geez, Cruise is a little out there, guys, but he’s no where near as bad as Mel Gibson or Charlie Sheen—now there’s a guy who shot strait through smug and eccentric into coke-snorting scumbag territory. At least Cruise still has something of a career (and a family).

70. dmduncan - June 29, 2011

Just watched Eyes Wide Shut. All. Of. It.

Good movie. Or should I call it an expose?

In any case, Cruise was very good in it.

71. dmduncan - June 29, 2011

And he was GREAT in Tropic Thunder.

72. Harry Ballz - June 29, 2011

dmduncan

I will give you that…..Cruise was great as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder.

73. Chang's Gang - June 30, 2011

Dear J.J. – please do not put an Eminem song in the new Star Trek movie.

74. Red Dead Ryan - June 30, 2011

#69.

Yes, I agree that Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen are worse people than Tom Cruise. However, I find Tom Cruise to be a bad actor. Doesn’t mean he’s a bad person, I’m sure he’s a nice guy. I just don’t think he’s talented.
Ironically, Mel Gibson is the better actor but he is a douchebag. Charlie Sheen is a class A scumbag who only got into show business because of who he’s related to!

75. Boris - June 30, 2011

I’d like a reboot without Cruise or any name actors. Just make them more-or-less equally unknown, one-dimensional and focus on creating an actual “impossible” mission for the present day without resorting to magic tech. Make it a slow, suspenseful thriller, with highly limited action.

76. Dom - July 1, 2011

The films have pretty much no connection to the TV show in terms of tone or content, but I’ve enjoyed them all to an extent.

The DePalma one, to me, looks increasingly dreadful as time goes by. The script is muddled and it’s horribly directed (DePalma is one of those directors I blow hot and cold with. Some of his stuff is utter genius and other stuff is sh!t: there just doesn’t seem to be an average DePalma film!

Woo’s film is horribly truncated (Stuart Baird was called in to cut 30 mins out of the film’s runtime and keep the the plot consistent in spite of it.) Abrams’ film is an Alias movie, but none the worse for it: it was a big improvement but still not quite there. Looking forward to the new one though. And Tom Cruise might be a lunatic in real life, but he is pretty damn awesome a lot of the time. For every brickbat that can be thrown in his direction about a Days of Thunder or Knight and Day, you can throw back a Born on the Fourth of July.

As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m glad the Trek Supreme Court make lots of other films and TV shows. It can only benefit Trek in the long run having people who don’t live and breathe Trek making the films!

77. Gary Makin - July 1, 2011

If it wasn’t for Cruise, Star Trek wouldn’t have had the 2009 reboot. He gave Abrams his shot as a director on MI:3.

78. gingerly - July 1, 2011

@78

Yeah, I think people hate him because of scientology (no less out there than any other religion , if you look from a perspective outside of faith), couch-jumping, and bad drug advice… but he seems a decent fellow.

79. Keachick (rose pinenut) - July 1, 2011

Why do people make such a big deal about an actor seen doing one couch-jumping on a talk show? I think it was on the Oprah Winfrey show. So. Big Deal…NOT! Tom Cruise just seemed to be having a bit of fun – I can’t even remember the exact reasons why he did it, because they are not important, nor is the couch-jumping or whatever. It seems that every little thing these actors do get to follow them wherever they go, whatever they do later on. It’s just NUTS.

I do recall the incident about him calling out a pregnant woman for taking anti-depressants. It was not his call to make. Hopefully, he will have learned to keep his mouth firmly shut when it comes to making comments outside his knowledge and level of expertise.

Other than that, Tom Cruise is OK and quite cute as well.

80. Dom - July 1, 2011

79. Keachick

The Cruiser had a go at Brooke Shields when she said she used anti-depressants to fight post-natal depression. I think a lot of good actors, such as Cruise, Johnny Depp (at times down the years), Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell and others need to be separated more from their roles. I know I can’t expect all of them to be Jimmy Stewart! ;) These people have their own demons like many of us, but their celebrity world gives them the rope to hang themselves very publicly! Effectively unlimited wealth actually destroys a lot of them.

81. Jason - July 3, 2011

This looks awesome for two reason: they’ve increased Simon Pegg’s role and Brad Bird is finally getting a crack at directing a live action film. And am I the only one who thinks once Abrams is done, Bird needs to take the directors chair in continuing this new series.

I think someone earlier said now that Pixar has a creative dud, it’s up to Bird and Chris Nolan to continue their winning streaks. Looks like Bird’s continuing his.

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