Honest Trailers – Mission: Impossible
Good morning Mr. Phelps. Relive the first four movies in the mega-action franchise starring Tom Cruise as international superspy…Tom Cruise! How is this his only franchise?!
The Mission: Impossible films are a series of action spy films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. The series is the 20th highest grossing film series of all time with over $2 billion worth of worldwide gross
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Released in 1996. Ethan Hunt is framed for the murder of his fellow IMF agents during a Prague Embassy mission gone wrong and wrongly accused of selling government secrets to a mysterious international criminal known only as “Max”. The action spy film was directed by Brian De Palma, and was produced by and starred Tom Cruise. Work on the script had begun early with filmmakerSydney Pollack on board, before De Palma, Steven Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne were brought in. Mission: Impossiblewent into pre-production without a shooting script. De Palma came up with some action sequences, but Koepp and Towne were dissatisfied with the story that led up to those events. U2 band members Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton produced an electronic dance version of the original theme song. The song went into top ten of music charts around the world and was nominated for theGrammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. The film was the third-highest-grossing of the year and received positive reviews from film critics.
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Released in 2000. Ethan Hunt sends Nyah Nordoff-Hall undercover to stop an ex-IMF agent’s mad scheme to steal a deadly virus and sell the antidote to the highest bidder. The film was directed by John Woo and starred Tom Cruise, who also served as the film’s producer. Cruise reprises his role as agent Ethan Hunt of the IMF, a top-secret espionage and clandestine operation agency. The movie has strong thematic similarities with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 spy thriller Notorious.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Released in 2006. Ethan Hunt, retired from being an IMF team leader and engaged to be married, assembles a team to face a ruthless arms and information broker intending to sell a mysterious dangerous object known as “The Rabbit’s Foot”.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Released in 2011. Ethan Hunt and the entire IMF are placed with the blame of the bombing of the Kremlin. He and three others must stop a man bent on starting a global nuclear war.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
The IMF agency comes under threat from the Syndicate, a near-mythical organization of assassins and rogue operatives who kill to order. Faced with the IMF’s disbandment, Ethan Hunt assembles his team for their final and most difficult mission —to prove the Syndicate’s existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary.
On May 23, 2015, The Tracking Board reported that Paramount is developing a sixth Mission: Impossible film with Cruise, Abrams, Ellison and Goldberg returning to produce the film, along with Don Granger and Matt Grimm executive producing and Elizabeth Raposo overseeing development. There are reports that Paula Patton and Maggie Q are returning for future films.
On May 25, 2015, a new report surfaced saying Paramount Pictures is already developing Mission: Impossible 6. At this time, no cast members are officially set to return for the sequel, but Cruise will again be producing along with David Ellison and Dana Goldberg at Skydance Productions and J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot