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TDKR Prologue To Screen Before MI4?
The Dark Knight may rise before Cruise

25 October 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Movieweb

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TDKR Prologue To Screen Before MI4?

UPDATE: AMC Theaters have since removed their earlier statement and posted the following online: "The information in this post has been retracted until further notice. Please refer to Warner Bros. for any information about The Dark Knight Rises."

A brief but significant The Dark Knight Rises titbit surfaced among today's Mission Impossible news. Confirmation has come through, as strong rumours suggested last week, that six minutes worth of DKR prologue will play before showings of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol at selected IMAX screens this Christmas.

We say 'selected' because according to US cinema chain AMC Theaters, only full 70mm screens, rather than digital theatres, would be entitled to show the footage. There's no word on whether UK IMAX screens will also be showing the prologue.

It's a bit of a surprise to see the ever-secretive Christopher Nolan laying his Bat-cards on the table - six minutes of footage is, after all, a decent chunk of scene-setting - but we're definitely not complaining. It's not a new strategy for Warner Bros. either. The studio showed off the opening minutes of The Dark Knight before screenings of I Am Legend four years ago.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol lands in the UK on December 26, so you'll be able to lay your eyes on the first minutes of The Dark Knight Rises then. The full film storms into cinemas on July 20, 2012.


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Gotham Knight
What if this was a 'standalone' prologue? It could be a six minute short film introducing a character or a piece of information that, while giving nothing away about DKR, could serve to bolster the backstory and whet the appetites of all Batman fans...a little bit like Gotham Knight did before The Dark Knight was released... More

Posted by AlexRyde at 08:56 on 26 October 2011 | Report This Post

looks like mission impossible is quite desperate to get publicity and bums on seats,whos paying who to show the trailer. More

Posted by seanofthedead at 17:29 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

Nolan preveiw?
Can there be such a thing? as in a preview that lets you know exactly what the film is all about? With Nolan? Personally I have no qualms about watching the preview as it will no doubt give away nothing about the films plot and be completely misleading anyway. More

Posted by LuPlunk at 16:19 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

I hope this......................
................... is totally retracted and never happens. I know i wouldn't have the will power to stay away from said screenings and 6 minutes is far too much to give away! Id be happy seeing no other trailers until the film, let alone 6 mins. More

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