Simon Pegg talks Mission Impossible 4

“It’s a rebirth for the series”

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Simon Pegg has spoken out about what we should expect from the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, revealing it’s more of a series “rebirth” than a sequel.

Talking with Screen Crave, the Brit actor revealed that one of the most exciting aspects of the fourth Impossible film (subtitled Ghost Protocol) was working with first-time live-action director Brad Bird (The Incredibles).

“When a film goes into number four you're like, ‘Isn't this just like flogging a dead horse now?’” Pegg admits.

“But what they've done is they've brought in a director [Brad Bird] who's never done live action before but who's had a 100% hit rate for his previous movies.

“It's a rebirth for the series. In the same way with what they've done with Spider-Man. I feel like it's a reinvigoration of this particular story.

“It was a series when it was on TV, so it's a story that can have so many iterations. There are so many adventures to get into with this team of impossible mission fighters.”

Pegg makes his second appearance in the Mission: Impossible film series after pitching up in M:I3 as a lab technician.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol opens 16 December.

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