Tom Cruise's fifth outing as Ethan Hunt opens in cinemas on July 31
The official title of the fifth Mission: Impossible film has been announced in a teaser trailer.
The minute-long teaser reveals that the sequel has been titled Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation and promises that a full-length trailer will debut tomorrow (March 23).
In January Paramount Pictures moved forward the film’s release date to summer 2015. The fifth instalment in the action spy franchise 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.