'Mission Impossible' Debuts New Poster, Heads Back To Dubai

Mission Impossible

We're getting closer and closer to the official release of "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," the fourth entry in the Tom Cruise-starring spy franchise. And with a fast-approaching release date comes a double dose of "M:I 4" news, beginning with a brand new poster, which you can see above.

In addition to the new poster, news has dropped that the fourth "Mission" is headed to Dubai once again. After shooting what looks to be one heck of a breathtaking action sequence on the massive Burj Khalifa tower, "Ghost Protocol" is returning to the city for the eighth annual Dubai International Film Festival.

According to a press release, the new "Mission: Impossible" will open up the festival, which runs from December 7 through 14, 2011. Cruise, director Brad Bird and fellow cast and crew members are expected to be on hand for the event.

Part of the press release is below, courtesy of Bleeding Cool:

Dubai will reprise its own starring role in the film when Cruise, Bird and the film’s co-stars take to the Festival’s opening night red carpet alongside the city’s leadership at the Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort – Dubai, home to the Dubai International Film Festival. Today’s joint announcement from Paramount Pictures and the Festival celebrates the Mission: Impossible team’s return to Dubai after extensive filming in the city, including shoots spanning its old town, downtown financial hub and offshore Palm island development.

With incredible stunt sequences featured throughout the movie, including the now iconic scene of Cruise scaling the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s stunning Burj Khalifa, the movie also features Dubai footage shot in high-definition IMAX®, promising crystal-clear imagery, powerful audio and a fantastically immersive experience.

Framed for a terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, Impossible Missions Force operative Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his entire remaining team (Renner, Patton, Pegg) are disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the president initiates “Ghost Protocol”, essentially erasing the agency from existence. Left with no resources or backup, the team must find a way on their own to clear their names and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know or trust.

"Ghost Protocol" initiates nationwide on December 21, 2011.

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