The first trailer for Mission: Impossible 7 is officially out, and it’s as epic and action-packed as you imagined.
The seventh film in the spy thriller series is called ‘Dead Reckoning: Part One’ and stars Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.
Cruise’s newest adrenaline-fuelled blockbuster has, however, been dogged with problems – takings years to make due in part to pandemic-related delays.
The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the plot, but there’s a montage of car chases, explosions, lots of running, fast paced train sequences, motorbikes, scuba diving, fencing on a bridge, a mysterious key and of course, more running – because it’s not a Cruise movie if he’s not running at full pace.
Alongside Cruise, it also stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby.
The trailer also sees Henry Czerny -who appeared in the original 1996 Mission Impossible – reprise his role as IMF director Eugene Kittridge.
“Your days of fighting for the so-called ‘Greater Good’ are over,” Czerny says to Cruise in the trailer.
“This is our chance to control the truth. The concepts of right and wrong, for everyone for centuries to come. You’re fighting to save an ideal that doesn’t exist. It never did. You need to pick a side.”
But don’t get too excited just yet – it doesn’t hit cinemas for another year, on 14 July 2023.
It was supposed to be released last year on 30 September but like many films in recent years production was upended as studios scaled back and cinema closures threatened box office success amid the pandemic.
The two minutes and ten second trailer was first screened at CinemaCon last month, but it leaked over the weekend.
Cruise – whose Paramount film Top Gun: Maverick hits theatres on May 27 – appeared in a video message that played during the studio’s CinemaCon presentation on April 28.
“Wish I could be there with you,” he said.
“I’m sorry for the extra noise. As you can see, we are filming the latest instalment of Mission: Impossible.”
The seventh and eighth Mission Impossible movies were filmed back-to-back – starting in 2020 – and production is currently underway on the eighth film.