Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol“. (… not “The Mission” – as per this previous news item).

The title was announced today at a press conference in Dubai, where the Brad Bird directed blockbuster is shooting. Tom Cruise and co-stars Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton were in attendance.

The new title, complete with sub, reflects Paramount’s determination to separate this fourth film from the other films in the series (i.e the ‘Tom Cruise’ films). The studio hopes this is the first in a ‘new’ line of “M:I” movies… whether they be headlined by Cruise or Jeremy Renner (playing a fellow IMF agent).

“All I wanted is not to have a number … I always thought we should have a title aside from ‘Mission Impossible'”, a diplomatic Cruise said.