Watch: Simon Pegg’s Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Featurette

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.

Official poster


Simon Pegg Featurette

"Catch You:" clip with Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner

Trailer 2


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.

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This looks pretty awesome, I must say. Worth waiting for Star Trek 2: The Sequel for…

Simon being, well, Simon. Again. Sorry, the guy make’s Roger Moore look like Olivier by comparison.
Fair play to the guy for doing so well but when they were handing out acting chops he was clearly elsewhere, doing something else other than queueing up collecting said chops.

Well. I am actually looking forward to seeing this. No. Really I am.

This looks great

#2 Buzz
To clearify – you dont like Simon Pegg, nor Roger Moores acting skills?
Sorry for the confusion with how well your post was written. When they were handing out “how to write a comprehesive sentence” were you somewhere else doing something else?

Interesting. I am sure I have seen Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol being advertised to start playing in cinemas here on 15 December. It looks quite good. It may be because they have that Mission Impossible theme music which I have always liked.

Not a fan of Tom Cruise. The clips feature Simon Pegg phoning it in, while the actual footage doesn’t look all that spectacular. I think this movie franchise is done!


Simon Pegg was great in “Paul” and he was good in “Star Trek” as Scotty, btw. “Ghost Protocol”, on the other hand, looks like a generic action movie.

Thing is, nobody in Hollywood has yet realized that Tom Cruise is better suited working in a fast food restaurant than in the movies!

#1 I also think the movie looks awesome, but that’s me, I am easy. I don’t need some great plot to be entertained. I dont think things have to be overthought. Blow some stuff up, shoot some people, and sting it together and there you have it. As for Tom Cruise, well I don’t need to know about an actors religious views or personal life to like them as an actor. There are a few movies; Top Gun, A Few Good Men, Days of Thunder, Jerry McGuire that if they are on when I am flipping through the channels I will stop and watch even though I own the dvd. I also liked Taps, Minority Report, War of the Worlds ect. Sure he has had some bad movies but he has been nominated for 3 Acadamy Awards and won 3 Golden Globes. He has entertained millions. I dont think people should throw out things like he is best suited for fast food unless maybe they have accomplished more then he has in life.

#5 i’m sorry, I don’t really understand what you are saying there!
I think you understand what i’m saying full well.
But to clarify, I do like Simon. I don’t think he’s a great actor. I also Like Roger Moore. I don’t thibnk he’s a great actor. I do think Roger is a better actor though.
I used shorter sentences as an aid to me. And to you. ;)

@10 I thought your #2 post was very clear and I don’t see anything grammatically wrong with it. Perhaps dion1701 is actually Simon Pegg or Roger Moore.

Nice job, Simon.