We’ve got some pictures of Pegg, Tom Cruise, and Paula Patton on the set of the next Mission: Impossible film to tide you over. Directed by the superb Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Ratatoullie), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth entry in the popular franchise that’s been spearheaded by Cruise since the first film back in 1996. Bird has assembled a highly impressive cast that includes Cruise, Pegg, Patton, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Josh Holloway (Lost), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Léa Seydoux (Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood), and Vladimir Mashkov (The Thief). If that wasn’t enough, Michael Giacchino is also doing the score.
Personally, I’m really excited about this flick. The choice of Brad Bird as the director (in his first live-action feature, no less) has me over the moon, and the cast he’s put together is fantastic. There’s still no word on the plot of the film, but it’s been said that the film is a reboot of sorts and that Jeremy Renner is being set up to carry future installments of the franchise alone. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will hit theaters on December 16, 2011.