'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One' Trailer Packs Tense Tom Cruise Stunts Into Two Minutes

Watch a two-minute trailer for 'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One' more than a year before the movie hits theaters.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One'

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Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) days "of fighting for the so-called greater good are over" in a trailer for Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

At least, that's what former IMF director Eugene Kittridge (Henry Czerny) says at the start of the trailer, which you can watch below. Instead, he believes, "This is our chance to control the truth [and] the concepts of right and wrong ... for centuries to come." 

Eugene also tells Ethan that he needs to "pick a side" because the ideals he thought he was fighting for never really existed.

But while Ethan may have to think differently about what he's doing, that won't keep him from death-defying moments.

The teaser is two minutes of action, including multiple car chases (even one in which Cruise drives a vehicle with no doors), a boat ride with old allies, a noxious gas attack, hand-to-hand combat, a battle on top of a train speeding on the rails, and a motorcycle ride that literally ends on the edge of a cliff.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and produced by Cruise and McQuarrie, with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, and Tommy Gormley serving as executive producers.

The film is technically based on the 1960s television series by Bruce Geller, but it follows the film franchise that launched in the late 1990s with Mission: Impossible (Metascore: 59). This will be the seventh film in the series, with an eighth, titled Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two, already scheduled to follow.

Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Czerny, and Frederick Schmidt reprise their franchise roles here, while the movie also stars Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Charles Parnell, and Greg Tarzan Davis.

The movie opens July 14, 2023.