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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch the brand-new trailer for Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol. Unlike some of the stuff that Cruise's superspy alter-ego Ethan Hunt does in the video (such as scaling the Burj Khalifa, a.k.a. the world's tallest building), taking a gander at the two-minute clip is not even remotely impossible. In fact, all you have to do is click the "play" button below.
It's been 15 years since Cruise tackled his first big-screen Mission: Impossible (man, are we that old?) and five years since his last, 2006's Mission: Impossible III. That one sure could have been Ethan Hunt's swan song: He saved the day, married the lovely Julia (Michelle Monaghan) and hinted that his days as an IMF (that's Impossible Missions Force, for the uninitiated) agent were over. But as we all know, international spies don't just get to walk off into the sunset.
In Ghost Protocol, things aren't looking quite so peachy for Cruise's Hunt. His wife is nowhere to be found (perhaps she ditched him because he's one of those guys who's married to his job?); he and all his fellow IMF agents have been "disavowed" (i.e. hung out to dry) by the president because they're suspected of having blown the Kremlin to kingdom come; and they must prove their innocence.
Joining Cruise for the fun is a crack team of disavowed agents, including the hilarious computer whiz Benji (Simon Pegg, reprising his role from M:I:3), as well as three new agents. There's Paula Patton, who's a tad more badass here than she was in Precious, and beloved Lost bad boy Josh Holloway, who we're hoping (and betting) survives that guns-blazing leap off a building depicted in the trailer. And, finally, there's the mysterious Brandt (The Town Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner), who may not be what he seems -- but is likely one of the good guys, since he's reportedly taking over for Cruise as the franchise star after this installment.
High-octane car chases, hand-to-hand combat, an awesome cast and a Tom Cruise dangling off the world's tallest man-made structure? Mission accepted.