'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Full Trailer Debuts (Video)

The Brad Bird-directed film opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 21.
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"Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol"

The full-length trailer for Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol has finally hit the web.

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Director Brad Bird personally introduced the new promo for the upcoming Tom Cruise actioner and this time, it doesn't rely on images of Cruise in a black hoodie. The nearly three-minute trailer -- going back to a traditional score, rather than having the previous teaser's hip-hop feel -- promises more fights, more action and more chases, evening setting up the plot (and locations) with a little more meat.

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So what can moviegoers expect in December? Set-ups, near-misses, gunfights, car crashes and lots of secrets. Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Josh Holloway co-star in the fourth film in the franchise, opening in U.S. theaters on Dec. 21, which finds Ethan Hunt and the rest of the I.M.F. team going rogue to clear their organization's name.

Watch the full trailer below: