Star Trek sequel producer/director JJ Abrams has one last thing to get off his desk and that is the release of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol on December 21st. Also returning for the fourth Mission is Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg, reprising his role as Benji the tech. Paramount has released a featurette and clip with Pegg. Check those out below, plus publicity photos and previews.
Abrams, Pegg and other Trek vets back for Ghost Protocol
JJ Abrams first film as a director was 2006’s Mission: Impossible: III, which he co-wrote with Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Abrams and producing partner Bryan Burk (also a Star Trek producer) are back for the fourth Mission as producers along with star Tom Cruise. Other Star Trek (2009) alums on the film include actor Simon Pegg, composer Michael Giacchino, costume designer Michael Kaplan, and executive producer Jeffrey Chernov. For Ghost Protocol Abrams worked with screenwriters Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum on the film’s story and he brought in Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird (Ratatouille) for his first live-action film.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now, in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book. But this time they’re on their own, and should they be caught, the entire world could be plunged into a nightmare from which there is no waking up.
Simon Pegg Featurette
"Catch You:" clip with Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner
Pegg with director Brad Bird
Pegg and co-star Tom Cruise
Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol will be released on December 21st in the US in theaters and on IMAX.