Full-length trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ released – watch

Full-length trailer follows a shorter teaser clip unveiled yesterday (March 22)

The first full-length trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has been released following a shorter teaser clip yesterday (March 22).

Yesterday’s teaser revealed the official title of the fifth film in the Tom Cruise-led franchise: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. In January Paramount Pictures moved forward the film’s release date to summer 2015. The fifth Mission: Impossible film had been scheduled to open on Christmas Day in the US and Boxing Day in the UK, but will now arrive around five months earlier on July 31, 2015.

Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) directed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from a script written by Iron Man 3‘s Drew Pearce and newcomer Will Staples. JJ Abrams served as one of the film’s producers. Tom Cruise heads up a cast that includes Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris and up-and-coming Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson.

During a Twitter Q&A earlier this month (March) McQuarrie revealed that Sean Harris – who portrayed Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in 2002’s 24 Hour Party People – is playing the sequel’s villain and promised that Simon Pegg’s character Benji Dunn “gets his hands plenty dirty” during the film. He also explained that Paula Patton and Maggie Q did not reprise their roles from previous Mission: Impossible movies because both actresses were “unavailable”.

The franchise’s previous instalment, 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol became the most successful yet after raking in nearly $700 million (£465 million) at the box office worldwide.