'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One' set for local release on July 12

″Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One″ will be released in Korea on July 12 [LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT]

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” will be released in cinemas around Korea on July 12, the film’s local distributor Lotte Entertainment announced Thursday.

Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the film is the seventh in the popular “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise starring the American actor and producer Tom Cruise, and the first part in the “Dead Reckoning” set of films.

“'Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ is Tom Cruise’s answer to how theatergoers, who’ve had their film-watching patterns altered with the lengthy Covid-19 pandemic, should feel the joy of going to the theaters again,” explained Lotte Entertainment.

“Mission: Impossible,” based on the 1966-1973 TV series of the same name, is a spy-action film franchise starring Cruise. Cruise plays Ethan Hunt, a secret agent of the fictional espionage agency Impossible Mission Force, who tries to divert and solve crises around the world with his crew members.

The film will also feature Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Vhig Rhames, and Vanessa Kirby, who all starred in the previous "Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018). Actor Henry Czerny who played the role of a director of the IMF in the first installment back in 1996 will also make a return to the series, alongside Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff who will make their first appearances in the franchise.

Both the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise and film starring Cruise’s films have garnered good reception in Korea over the years, with “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” totaling 6.5 million audiences in ticket sales in Korea and “Top Gun: Maverick” (2022) which attracted 8.19 million audiences.