Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (also known as Mission: Impossible IV) is an upcoming action film, and the fourth film in the Mission: Impossible series. It stars Tom Cruise, who reprises his role of IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, and is director Brad Bird's first live-action film. Ghost Protocol was written by André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, and produced by Cruise, J. J. Abrams (director of the third film) and Bryan Burk.
The film will have preview runs in IMAX and other select theatres in the United States from December 16, 2011, with general release from December 21, 2011. It is the first Mission: Impossible film not to be produced by Paula Wagner, and the first that was partially filmed using IMAX cameras.