In the new trailer for 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' Tom Cruise isn't just hanging from the side of the world's tallest building -- he's running down it and swinging from a tether in hopes of getting back inside. If you think that looks vertigo-inducing, wait until you see it in IMAX. Paramount invited Moviefone to see the footage in IMAX last week, and our fingers are still tingling in sympathetic stress.

From what I saw of the early footage, this installment is funnier (thanks to returnee Simon Pegg), but just as action-oriented and gadget-packed as ever. I honestly don't know how they were able to film the scene where Cruise must climb the Burj Khalifi, the tallest building in the world, especially when his high-tech adhesive gloves fail on him. And just when you think he's got that assignment licked, he sees a sandstorm approaching. Tense, nail-biting stuff, and that's just one scene.

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' arrives in IMAX on Dec. 16, with a rollout to nationwide theaters on Dec. 21.



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