Los Angeles: The fourth instalment of Tom Cruise starrer 'Mission Impossible' franchise will release during the Christmas holiday season this year.
   
Paramount Pictures has made several changes in its release calendar, including moving up the release date for 'Mission:Impossible - Ghost Protocol' to December 21, 2011 and dating 'One Shot', also starring Tom Cruise, for February 8, 2013.
   
The studio has also slated 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' for June 29, 2012, moving 'Star Trek 2' out of the slot to a date not yet announced.
   
The new date puts 'Mission' in the middle of the holiday rush, the same weekend as David Fincher's remake of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and Paramount's 'The Adventures of Tintin'.
   
'One Shot' will be directed by Chris McQuarrie and is based on the Lee Child book series that focused on Jack Reacher, a former military policeman who drifts from city to city defending those who can't defend themselves.

(Agencies)