The Interwebs are all abuzz about the first “leaked” trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ in theaters Dec. 16, 2011.
You have to wonder about these leaked trailers. I mean, who’s doing the leaking? Probably someone who wants to start some buzz, like maybe director Brad Bird (Yes! Pixar Brad from ‘Ratatouille,’ ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Up’ in his first live-action directing gig!), or writer/producer Tom Cruise or J.J. Abrams.
Either way, it’s working. The buzz is out there, and the trailer is pretty amazing. And look, Cruise is breaking all the rules by staying at the top of his game despite bad press in recent years. He’s even rocking it out in Adam Shankman’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical ‘[amazon_link id=”B003G8WQP0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Rock of Ages[/amazon_link].’ Yes, Tom sings. And word is he’s got a great voice.
I’ve never stopped being a Tom Cruise fan, even through all the couch-jumping Scientology craziness. So he loves his girl and his religion? That’s cool.
Yeah, maybe I wasn’t all that nuts about ‘[amazon_link id=”B001KZIRKY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Valkyrie[/amazon_link],’ but he redeemed himself with ‘[amazon_link id=”B002ZG9864″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Knight & Day[/amazon_link],’ which I loved. He’s got at least a dozen film projects over the next few years, including a possible return to his Maverick character in ‘Top Gun 2’ and maybe even a Les Grossman feature. Talk about surprising everyone with a quirky role in ‘[amazon_link id=”B001H5X7KC” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Tropic Thunder[/amazon_link]’ and then running away with it.
He’s still one of the top action stars, in my book, and that’s clearly evident in the French trailer for ‘MI:4’ below, complete with action, intrigue and exotic locales. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway, Paula Patton and [amazon_link id=”0307595579″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Dragon Tattoo[/amazon_link]’s Michael Nyqvist share screen time.
What do you think? Are you ready to accept this ‘Mission’? I’m not gonna lie. I Can.Not.Wait.
UPDATE: The American trailer is officially online, so I’ve replaced the leaked trailer (which was yanked off YouTube anyway) with the official one below.