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Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol filming in Dubai

MIGhostProtocol.jpgWell that's the title for the fourth M:I film which Tom Cruise announced and said that he was wanting the franchise to get away from numbering in the title. Could this be all there is to the massive change around that was talked about from the beginning?

Well looking at the cast and the scope of filming, perhaps it is, and everything else about the franchise is going to continue...except this isn't a direct sequel to the last film.

So forget that wife and leaving the team business, and let's get back to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. Yes, that's the title, to me it sounds like a Tom Clancy video game, and that would suggest to me that it's not as flashy and as in your face and the mission is much more covert than we've seen in previous films, think perhaps the opening mission in the first Mission: Impossible film.

Of course it's all speculation so far, but at least we have the title from Tom Cruise through The Hollywood Reporter Heat Vision:

"One of the things I always wanted for the franchise was for it not to have a number afterwards...I've never done sequels to films and I never thought of these films as sequels. Paramount has done a great job in coming up with a title, so it's not going to be MI2, 3, 4: It's going to be Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol."

Yes he really did say that, he didn't want a number. However he's never done a sequel? Well that might change with Top Gun, and I guess he is right, the films haven't been sequels, just new missions with roughly the same teams.

So we're seeing Léa Seydoux as the female villain, Josh Holloway, Jeremy Renner as another agent, Paula Patton, and not wholly confirmed reports or still rumours of the following names: Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, and Vladimir Mashkov.

Other news from USA Today reveals that filming on Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol is just about to begin with Cruise, Patton, Renner and Brad Bird, along with a ton of other crew members, arriving in Dubai to start some big sequences.

They will be filming on Burj Khalifa, the eight hundred and twenty eight metre high building. Cruise said that:

"I'll be spending many days, many hours on the side of this building...I can't give you details, but I will be up there."

Knowing how he likes to do stunt work I wonder how much he'll be inside and how much he'll be outside that building?

So Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol doesn't seem to be dropping the big sequences, we just need to know who is in the cast, and what goes between Impossible and Ghost? A colon or a dash?



MI2 [2000] remains the most seminal in the series...
[i look forward to this sequel as it promises interesting locations and 'big stunts'...]

TOM CRUISE is always charismatic and credible as the enigmatic [special secret agent Hunt...] who is starring in some of the most memorable 'feature films' in the world today...
From Top Gun to Eyes Wide Shut the [character definition] he brings to the screen is always powerful and memorable the [MI franchise] makes no exceptions.


Interesting title, that will take a little getting use to, but will see. Overall I'm ecstatic about the movie and can't wait to see it. I trust Brad Bird can make a kick ass Mission Impossible and show that he is just as capable handling a big budget, live action, blockbuster series in order to give himself freedom to direct original movies. Crazy Tom makes him more awesome.


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