'Mission Impossible 4’ Gets Imax Sneak Peek

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures is putting a super-sized version of the Tom Cruise-starrer in the large format theaters on December 16, ahead of wide release on December 21, 2011.

TORONTO - Imax is giving Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol a sneak peek preview from Friday, Dec. 16, ahead of a wide release on Dec. 21, 2011.

The move marks the first early engagement for a domestic feature, according to Toronto-based Imax.

Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton.

Imax is also to include around 30 minutes of scenes shot with its proprietary cameras when it rolls out the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.

One featured Imax sequence includes a stunt performed by Cruise as he scaled the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.

"Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible will be among the highlights of the holiday movie season and we're very happy to share the film with audiences early in Imax," said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures.