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While the wide-release date for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is on December 21st, movie-goers that live near IMAX theaters will have the chance to watch the film early as the film opens in those format-specific theaters next Friday. As I reported back in October, 25 minutes of the new film was made using IMAX cameras, the first time that a blockbuster feature has used the technology since Christopher Nolan did it with for 2008's The Dark Knight. Now Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette that features not only footage from the new film, but director Brad Bird discussing why he chose to make the movie the way he did.

Check out the video below.

Earlier today the first reviews of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol arrived online and were very positive. We already named the movie as one of our most anticipated films of December earlier this week, but now we're just itching to run to the box office and see the movie immediately, especially in IMAX. When Brad Bird mentions that people he's shown the film have been experiencing vertigo during the Burj Khalifa scenes, he's not lying. You will definitely feel like you're about to fall through the screen.

In the fourth entry of the Mission: Impossible franchise Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is back, but this time around he's in a serious amount of trouble. When a bombing at the Kremlin is blamed on Hunt and his team, he is disavowed and forced to go underground. Teaming with other Impossible Mission Force Agents (Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner), Hunt works to both clear his name and find the people actually responsible for the act of terrorism. To learn more about Brad Bird's live-action debut, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.