Stand by for a whole lotta acts of wanton mayhem. The new trailer for "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" sees Tom Cruise and chums explode into action to the strains of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love".
The trailer shows the superspies of the Impossible Mission Force using gadgets over guns. A car window is turned into a touchscreen lock, Simon Pegg frantically taps on laptops and there's some kind of high-tech e-ink magazine as the action kicks off in cars, motorbikes and planes.
The opening moments of the trailer hark back to the famous and oft-parodied infiltration-from-a-great-height sequence that made the first "Mission: Impossible" movie so memorable. The wire-dangling scene from that film has been buffed up with sequel inflation and now involves Cruise getting through 12 feet of concrete and 70,000 gallons of pressurised water -- with no oxygen tanks.
That's followed by a raucous car chase in which Cruise's Ethan Hunt might not be his usual level-headed self, much to Pegg's consternation.
Christopher McQuarrie, who directed Cruise in "Jack Reacher" and wrote "Edge of Tomorrow", is the director. Swedish-British actress Rebecca Ferguson from "The White Queen" and "Hercules" dons a posh frock to kick bad guy tail. Alec Baldwin joins the cast as a bureaucrat trying to shut the team down, and Jeremy Renner is back as team member Bland -- sorry, Brand. The bad guys stay under wraps though, apart from a team of mysterious motorbike-riding assassins and the briefest glimpse of "Prometheus" star Sean Harris.
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" is in normal-sized and IMAX theatres on 30 July.