Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Synopsis
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the new film in the series which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide, will feature locations in Dubai, Moscow, Prague and Vancouver.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Release Date
In Theaters December 21, 2011
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Credits
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Lea Seydoux, Anil Kapoor
Written by: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec
Directed by: Brad Bird
Produced by: J.J. Abrams, Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
External Info: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Official Website
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Clearly, Jeremy Renner loves his franchises. That’s why he’s a key player in not just The Avengers, but the Hansel & Gretel, Mission: Impossible and Bourne film series too. It turns out though that even he was previously worried about his roles in each of these franchises, and that he only took the part of William Brandt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol because Tom Cruise kept nagging him and he wanted to get off the phone.
by Gregory Wakeman September 25, 2014 comments
Tom Cruise Hit With $1 Billion Lawsuit Claiming The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Plot Was Stolen
Screenwriter Timothy Patrick McLanahan claims he first started shopping around a script he wrote called Head On back in 1998 and that some time between then and the making of Ghost Protocol the production team stole his idea and violated his copyright.
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Ranking Renner: Who Are His Best Characters?
I’m going to tell you something you probably already figured out for yourself at one point or another: Jeremy Renner is awesome. After spending years under the radar, the actor has absolutely blown up in the past five, earning two Academy Award nominations and taking three roles in some of the biggest action franchises currently running. But how do his five greatest characters stack up against each other?
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Sequel In Development
Back in 2006 the future for the Mission: Impossible franchise didn't look great. Despite solid reviews from critics, Mission: Impossible III underperformed at the box office, at least partially due to the rantings and odd behavior of star Tom Cruise. Still, it did make enough internationally to warrant a sequel, and thank god that it did. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, released last December, turned out to be one of the best blockbusters of 2011...
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Holiday Weekend Box Office: 2011 Goes Out A Loser
The box office got a boost as 2011 departed and 2012 arrived. Sales were up considerably from last weekend's Christmas holiday and the new year is off to a solid start. But despite those bits of good news, overall 2011 was anything but a banner year for ticket sales.
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Holiday Weekend Box Office: Hollywood In The Red For Christmas
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Mission: Impossible On Track To Win Holiday Weekend Box Office
With a glut of high-quality new movies in theaters this weekend, the moviegoers of America took a look at their options and chose… none of them. Well, that's not exactly true--Mission : Impossible - Ghost Protocol is on track to win the weekend with $39.5 million for the four-day holiday weekend
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Dragon Tattoo Opens Strong On Tuesday, But Is Beaten By Mission Impossible
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Brad Bird Talks Using IMAX Over 3D For Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Between the release of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol as well as the prologue for The Dark Knight Rises, the last few weeks have featured many debates about the benefits of shooting in IMAX vs. 3D. People who are fed up with wearing sunglasses indoors and believe that it doesn’t get more immersive than a 70mm print have been arguing that the real future of cinema is the super big screen that only IMAX can provide.
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The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Helps Mission: Impossible Make $1.1 Million At Midnight
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by Katey Rich December 16, 2011 comments
Does Mission: Impossible Prove IMAX Is The Future Of Moviegoing?
If you see even a frame of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol on the largest screen possible, you'll know what I mean-- and if you see it on IMAX, you might be too busy scraping yourself up off the floor to read this. The new film from Pixar veteran Brad Bird, which opens today on IMAX screens and everywhere next Wednesday, is the most spectacular narrative use of the large-screen format maybe ever
by Katey Rich December 16, 2011 comments
Jeremy Renner And Tom Cruise Catch A Train In New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Clip
We've seen so many clips from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol that I half expect that the movie will be officially released online tomorrow evening. Over the past few weeks Paramount Pictures has sent out five different clips from the new Brad Bird-directed action movie, some of them featuring incredible stunts, others just showing off banter between co-stars.
by Eric Eisenberg December 15, 2011 comments
3-Minute Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Clip Has Tom Cruise Running Through A Sandstorm
When I went to an IMAX preview of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol two months ago, I had the chance to watch two separate sequences from the Brad Bird-directed action film. The first was a scene in which Tom Cruise scaled the outside of Dubai's Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) and the second was an epic chase in the middle of a sandstorm.
by Eric Eisenberg December 13, 2011 comments
Tom Cruise Gets Ready To Take A Big Step In Extended Clip From Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
While I know that IMAX theaters aren't available everywhere - the release schedule for The Dark Knight Rises prologue tells that story pretty clearly - if you can see Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in a real IMAX theater you should. That first step out the window that Ethan takes will make you feel like you are right there with him, and you shouldn't be surprised when you start experiencing vertigo.
by Eric Eisenberg December 9, 2011 comments
Simon Pegg Won't Open The Door In New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Clip
Set to debut in IMAX on December 16th and be released wide on December 21st, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol has Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) being forced underground with a ragtag group of IMF agents (Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg) after they are blamed for an explosion at the Kremlin in Russia. With no contact or backup, they decide to go rogue and not only clear their names, but find the people who are actually responsible.
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Brad Bird Discusses Using IMAX In New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Featurette
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by Eric Eisenberg December 7, 2011 comments
Jeremy Renner Takes A Dive In A New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Clip
Does he make it? Does he get chopped to bits? It's hard to say (not really, considering he's expected to take over the franchise). I am curious to see that suit in action, as it looks like your ordinary piece of clothing, but listening to the dialogue my guess is that it's some kind of wind suit and Simon Pegg "catching him" means turning on the fan just fast enough so that he will float before hitting the ground.
by Eric Eisenberg November 22, 2011 comments
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by Eric Eisenberg November 21, 2011 comments
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Unleashes Character Posters
Aside from just looking nice, I think it's interesting how the slug line is different across the posters. The core IFM team of Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Paula Patton all get "No Plan. No Backup. No Choice," which fits in with the movie's conceit of the team being framed for bombing the Kremlin and having to go on the run. However, if you pay attention, the text on the other posters reads "No Plan. No Backup. No Mercy."
by David Wharton November 16, 2011 comments
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The BMW spot actually has more of what I’m interested in, which is Bird’s directorial style for his action sequences. As you know, this is a filmmaker coming off two brilliant animated features in The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. And while Dash’s … uh, dash through the jungle in Incredibles ranks as one of my favorite action set pieces in a Pixar film, that doesn’t mean Bird will make a smooth transition to live action.
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Brand New Trailer For Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Arrives Online
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Tom Cruise Tempts Gravity In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Featurette
The Mission: Impossible films have veered all over the map when it comes to quality, but one thing you can always count on is for them to deliver crazy, over-the-top action. Opening this December, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol looks to be no exception. For his first live-action film, director Brad Bird is clearly thinking big, as demonstrated in this new behind-the-scenes featurette, which spotlights Tom Cruise dangling off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building on the planet.
by David Wharton October 26, 2011 comments
Tom Cruise Brings His Team Together For New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Poster
Tom Cruise may be the star of the Mission: Impossible franchise, but in the fourth entry - Ghost Protocol - he has one hell of a supporting team surrounding him. In addition to Simon Pegg, who returns for his second go-round as the risible Benji Dunn, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton have also joined the hero Ethan Hunt in his mission (should he choose to accept it) to save the world from evil.
by Eric Eisenberg October 25, 2011 comments
The Dark Knight Rises Preview Will Only Be Available In Real IMAX
As reported last week, a six-minute preview for the finale of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, will be attached to IMAX screenings of Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. The situation seems like a win-win, as both films made extensive use of IMAX cameras during production, meaning that the best way to see each individual film will be on the biggest screen imaginable.
by Eric Eisenberg October 24, 2011 comments
Dark Knight Rises Prologue May Run Before Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol In IMAX
Yes, Dark Knight Rises is a Warner Bros. movie while Mission: Impossible is coming from Paramount, but Dark Knight Rises made extensive use of the IMAX cameras, and I can see the studio wanting to show off some footage on the gigantic screen to entice audiences to come back and see the whole thing in July
by Katey Rich October 19, 2011 comments
Tom Cruise Reaches New Heights In Mission: Impossible IMAX Poster
The striking shot references the breathtaking high-wire stunts Cruise performed on the side of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world’s tallest skyscraper, and just another playground for the fearless action star. In Ghost Protocol, Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, leading spy fro the IMF who is forced, once again, to go off the grid when he’s blamed for a bombing at the Kremlin.
by Sean O'Connell October 3, 2011 comments
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol To Be Released In IMAX Theaters Five Days Early
I'm not sure if this move will play out as well as it did for Transformers, as Mission: Impossible 3 was the smallest box office draw for the franchise, but this is definitely an interesting promotion. What we've seen from the movie so far is pretty awesome, and the IMAX footage only makes it more intriguing.
by Eric Eisenberg September 28, 2011 comments
Tom Cruise Glares At You In The First Poster For Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
It would seem that the marketing team behind Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol likes seeing Tom Cruise wearing a hood. It began with the film's first teaser trailer, where protagonist Ethan Hunt is seen sneaking around with his head covered, and then they released a new image with the exact same hood. So guess what article of clothing is prominently featured in the film's first poster?
by Eric Eisenberg September 9, 2011 comments
Tom Cruise Glares At Jeremy Renner In New Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Still
In the new film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are framed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin and are forced to go underground to find the people that are actually responsible. In the new image, Hunt is meeting with Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), Jane Carter (Patton) and the mysterious Brandt (Renner). While I'm not a board certified expert on body language, looking at this picture I think that Hunt may be ready to punch Brandt square in the jaw
by Eric Eisenberg August 18, 2011 comments
New Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Image Has Tom Cruise Ready For A Fight
The movie stars Cruise as his Ethan Hunt character in another spy mission. This time he’s teamed up with a younger agent, played by Jeremy Renner, in what may turn out to be one of those passing the torch things… or I suppose could also turn into Mutt in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Let’s hope it’s the former.
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Pushed Back Half A Week, One Shot Gets February 2013
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by Eric Eisenberg July 27, 2011 comments
Paula Patton Talks Mission: Impossible Action; Laz Alonso Doesn't Know About Avatar 2 Yet
While the answers were fairly vague, I will say that I'm very happy to hear about Patton getting in on the action for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. After three movies, only Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames have returned for each one, while actresses like Emmanuelle Béart (for obvious reasons), Thandie Newton, Maggie Q, Keri Russell (again, obvious) and Michelle Monaghan have never lasted more through more than one film.
by Eric Eisenberg April 16, 2011 comments
Fourth Ethan Hunt Movie To Be Called Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
It's kind of unclear where the colon should go at this point. Or really, what the hell that title could possibly mean, and why they're moving away from the clean-and-simple numbered sequel format
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