"Your mission ... should you decide to accept it" ... is to watch the latest installment in the Tom Cruise 'Mission Impossible' franchise when it opens December 16. The film, which again stars Cruise as Ethan Hunt, also co-stars Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway and Michael Nyqvist (of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' fame).

'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' is written by Cruise and J.J. Abrams and directed by Brad Bird, his first live-action outing after helming 'The Iron Giant,' 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille.'

Check out the brand new teaser trailer after the jump.

A tip o' the hat to The Hollywood Reporter.