The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organisation's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth instalment in the franchise that is now more than 15 years old.

The film marks director Brad Bird's first live-action feature film. He's best known for directing Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Josh Holloway, the Paramount-distributed film is released on December 15.

Check out both the trailer and an interview with Bird, below.