Australians the first to see Mission Impossible IV

Australians the first to see Mission Impossible IV

In Australia we tend to be a long way removed from many productions and events occurring within the film industry across the northern hemisphere, every so often though the benefits of our time zone do come to light.

With the latest instalment in the Mission Impossible franchise being just around the corner, Paramount Pictures have announced that the film will debut on the night of Wednesday 14th December giving Australian fans the opportunity to be the first in the world to see the film.

See the press release for full details.


The film will debut at special advanced screenings across Australia on 14 December in the biggest and best cinema locations around the country. 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (November 24, 2011) – The eagerly awaited fourth installment of the action franchise will debut in the biggest and best Australian cinemas on the night of Wednesday 14 December, giving Australian fans the opportunity to be the first in the world to see MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL will play these special sessions in IMAX cinemas, VMAX at Event Cinemas, VMAX at Village Cinemas, Titan Screens at Reading Cinemas and Xtremescreen and IMAX at Hoyts locations around the country ahead of the broad national release on Thursday December 15. These cinemas have been chosen to showcase this first look at the spectacular action sequences, daredevil stunts and stunning cinematography of the latest film in the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series.

Directed by Oscar® winner Brad Bird and featuring an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux, the fourth installment in the mega-successful Mission: Impossible franchise has been described as the most inventive, action-filled and visually arresting yet.


The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL is directed by Brad Bird, in his live action film debut, and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec and Christopher McQuarrie. Cruise, who produces the Mission: Impossible films, is joined by producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The film will be co-financed by Skydance Productions. Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Dana Goldberg are the executive producers.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company’s labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Paramount Television & Digital Distribution.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.