Here’s the first official trailer for Brad Bird’s long awaited “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.” The film stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux and Vladimir Mashkov.

What can I say about this teaser aside from how very bad ass it’s looking. Featuring several quick cuts of action sequences and overlaid with an Eminem track before transitioning into the classic MI theme. It certainly has come a long way and my faith in Bird has never been this high. Did I mention he’s never done live action before? I still remember speaking to him a few years back at a press junket where he said he wasn’t even sure if he’d get the chance to make this film.

“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” drops this December 16th, 2011.

Here’s the official film synopsis:
Director Brad Bird and Producer J.J. Abrams bring us the action packed, entertainment event of the holiday season with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL. This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.