Brad Bird and Simon Pegg
Some lucky fans, media and Australian celebrities were treated to a special, exclusive screening of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol at the IMAX in Darling Harbour yesterday (see some footage from the event here). While the film’s leading man, Tom Cruise, kick started his promotional efforts in Japan, director Brad Bird and star Simon Pegg made the trip Down Under to talk up the latest instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. In front of a packed cinema, they introduced the movie and said we were among the first to see it, as the world premiere only takes place in Dubai later this week. Brad said he was excited to see the completed project on the world’s largest screen — parts of the film were shot in IMAX — and then he made his way to a seat in the top row to watch with everyone else. Simon tweeted after the screening, “Cheers to everyone that came along to the M:IGP screening at the IMAX, Sydney. What a night, my pulse is still racin' and I'm IN the mofo.” Some of the stars who turned out for the action blockbuster include Xavier Samuel and Alyssa McClelland. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is released on Dec. 15.