‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ gets its first trailer

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

The 1996 film Mission: Impossible brought the television series, which ran from 1966 to 1973, to the big screen in a major way, as the film ultimately spawned a franchise, with a revolving door of supporting performers that, over the years, have included Kristin Scott Thomas, Thandie Newton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tom Wilkinson. A fifth entry was soon announced after the fourth’s premiere in theatres, with the film’s release date getting pushed up by five months earlier this year.

Now the film has a title. The feature, which wrapped product just two weeks ago, will be called Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and sees franchise stalwart Tom Cruise returning in the role of Ethan Hunt. Cruise will be joined onscreen by returning castmembers Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner, with Rhames being the other connecting factor between all five features. The film’s synopsis is as follows:

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Jack Reacher helmer Christopher McQuarrie takes on directing duties this time around, with Iron Man 3‘s Drew Pearce penning the screenplay. The film is set to be released in American theatres on July 31, and the film’s first trailer, along with a teaser and a poster, has now been released. All three can be seen below.

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation poster

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