‘Mission: Impossible 4′ Featurette Proves Tom Cruise Is Fearless

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 26th, 2013 at 7:09 am,

mission impossible 4 tom cruise1 Mission: Impossible 4 Featurette Proves Tom Cruise Is Fearless

If there’s one thing that looks to make Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol worth seeing in IMAX – besides the fact that 70 mm screenings of the film will include the Dark Knight Rises prologue – it’s the vertigo-inducing central set piece of the film, where Tom Cruise’s veteran IMF agent Ethan Hunt literally scales the tallest building in the world: Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

Those who’ve seen the Ghost Protocol teaser trailer in either a regular or IMAX theaters already have a inclination about just how that particular sequence looks up on the big screen. Hence why it’s all the more appropriate that a new Mission: Impossible 4 featurette focuses solely on Cruise’s certifiable fearless antics.

Cruise pulled off similar gravity-defying stunts in previous Mission: Impossible flicks, including his “bare-handed” rock climb at Dead Horse Point in Utah during the pre-opening credits sequence in M:I 2 - and building-leaping maneuvers in M:I 3. Obviously, he performs all these acts via the assistance of safety cables, harnesses, and nets, all of which are digitally-removed after the fact. Plus… the man is certainly more than well-paid for his efforts.

That said: it’s hard not to admire Cruise for looking so casually focused while he climbs and swings around the famed Burj Khalifa skyscraper (which stands about 2,723 feet tall) in the latest Ghost Protocol behind-the-scenes clip.

Check out said featurette below:

Video: Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol: Burj Khalifa sizzle

Oscar-winning animation filmmaker Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) is making his live-action directorial debut with Ghost Protocol. The cast includes returning faces from previous Mission: Impossible flicks, like Cruise and Simon Pegg – along with a host of newcomers, such as Paula Patton, Tom Wilkinson, and Cruise’s potential replacement as the series’ leading man: Jeremy Renner.

A second trailer for Ghost Protocol is due to arrive in the near future, so we’ll soon have a better idea of what to expect from this new installment. All the same, early signs point to a fourth Mission: Impossible flick which utilizes the best elements from its predecessors (ie. the conspiracy/mystery plot of Part 1, the hard-hitting martial arts action from Part 2, and the grand set pieces from Part 3) – with the intended effect being that Part 4 feels like a fresh and exciting spin on what this franchise has served up in the past.


Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol begins a limited release in IMAX theaters around the U.S. on December 16th, 2011. It will commence with a regular wide theatrical release five days later on the 21st.

Source: MSN

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. this dude is crazy…

  2. Question about this film. Is it a proper sequel, reboot, or a standalone sequel like the fourth POTC? I saw something with Simon Pegg calling it a “rebirth for the series” and the word reboot has been used to describe it in other articles I’ve read, but I haven’t heard anything official.

    • As I understand it, Ghost Protocol is part standalone sequel (a la PotC: On Stranger Tides), but also sets the stage for Jeremy Renner’s character to become the lead in future M:I films.

  3. I have a lot of respect for that man, I don’t know if Jeremy will be able to do the Stunts Tom does. If Tom is still able and willing to these kind of stunts why do we need him replaced, this film looks to be amazing.

  4. It’s Xenu Power!

  5. Looks pretty awesome.

    To be honest, I’ve yet to really like Jeremy Renner in anything…

    Not talking about his acting, just the roles he chooses.

  6. Holy crap!!! I wouldn’t do that…

  7. trailer in the near future??-more like tomorrow.
    and no this film is not setting up anything,its a standalone film,just like the others and if this film earnes gigantic pile of cash cruise is coming back for sure.

  8. Brad Bird needs to go direct the incredibles 2!!!!!!

  9. The man is a badass.

  10. Damm

  11. Arrrrr… He so handsome lol ^^

  12. The man may be wacko’s in real life but you have to admit, he knows how to entertain. Has it also been confirmed that TDKR trailer will be shown in this movie?

  13. They really should have named the series of movies something like Tom Cruise Does Impossible Missions and save Mission Impossible for some clever writers to actually make a movie in the spirit of the original. The movies in thses series are basically about Cruise being some kind of American James Bond who does spectacular rescues. The original series was about a team of talented individuals who used their talents to do role playing through complicated plans to rescue people……I really liked the team focus much better

  14. Nice just nice, this is why i love the MI movies, he does great stunts to make them as will as possible, tom cruise is a real badass is real life hehe. hes one of my fav actors when i grew u and still is, its amazing to still see him making films and looking still fit to be able to do all these lol, keep up the wrong man and cant wait for the next one going to be one hell of a ride.

  15. Much respect to Tom Cruise. he was always underrated as an actor because of his good looks. It takes mighty, gigantic cojones to do that.

  16. Mission: Impossible 4 ^^

  17. it is the biggest top hit movie i must watch nice tom cruise always doing great stant…c yah soon