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Dark Knight Rises Prologue Confirmed
Six IMAX minutes to screen before M:I4

02 December 2011  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Superhero Hype

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Dark Knight Rises Prologue Confirmed

It's been leaked previously and retracted again, but there's official confirmation from Warner Bros. that the six-minute Dark Knight Rises prologue will be shown before IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol later this month. *Cough* Told you so.

Says Christopher Nolan of the decision: "Our experience on The Dark Knight shooting and projecting IMAX 15 perf 65mm/70mm film was inspiring. The immersive quality of the image goes beyond any other filmmaking tool available, and in revisiting Gotham, we were determined to shoot even more of the movie in this unique format. Giving the fans an early look at an IMAX sequence is a great way to draw attention to what I believe will be an incredible way to experience our story when it comes out next summer.”

Those lucky folk in the US will clap their eyes on the prologue when M:I4 lands there on December 16, while over here we'll have nearly a week to dodge the inevitable online blow-by-blows. December 21 is the date to circle if you're in the UK.

The following screens will be showing the footage in the UK: BFI London; the National Media Museum IMAX in Bradford; Glasgow Science Centre IMAX Cinema; and Odeon Manchester IMAX @The Printworks in Manchester. If you need another reason to see Tom Cruise hang off the Burj Khalifa on an IMAX screen, look no further.

The Dark Knight Rises is in cinemas on July 20, 2012.


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Your Comments

RE: Ok I can understand
Ok fair enough. Still tho, as much as I would love to see the Prologue, I won't be going to Bradford or anywhere else to see it. I will do what I did for The Dark Knight: pretend I know nothing of the prologue and just await the release of the film itself.* ual fact I didn't know a prologue was done for The Dark Knight. More

Posted by Noelg25 at 09:19 on 09 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Ok I can understand
L: Noelg25 Glasgow, London and maybe Manchester. But BRADFORD?!?!? Really??? What's wrong with Gateshead? We boast the biggest gital screene of London and they don't even acknowledge that with the prologue? Shocking. Never mind. MAX Digital isn't IMAX. That's kind of the point of this promo, to show what the native IMAX footage looks like on an creen. They want it shown on the proper 70 ft IMAX screens. Most IMAX Digital screens are just glorified multiplex screens. Some as little as 5 More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:12 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

Ok I can understand
Glasgow, London and maybe Manchester. But BRADFORD?!?!? Really??? What's wrong with Gateshead? We boast the biggest IMAX digital screen outside of London and they don't even acknowledge that with the prologue? Shocking. Never mind. More

Posted by Noelg25 at 13:49 on 05 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Who cares?
L: JensonJet The last Bat film was dull, pretenious nonsense! believe this actually classed as news-worthy, perhaps it serves as a useful notice that arriving late to see M.I.4 isn't going to be a problem. ou can't believe the opening few minutes of what will probaby be the biggest film of next year is newsworthy? Really? More

Posted by horribleives at 13:11 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

Who cares?
The last Bat film was dull, pretenious nonsense! I can't believe this actually classed as news-worthy. Still, perhaps it serves as a useful notice that arriving late to see M.I.4 isn't going to be a problem. More

Posted by JensonJet at 12:44 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX
L: durelius irmingham will still show the usual lineup of mainstream studio releases, just anything shot specifically in the IMAX ratio (like the tower climbing scene in Mission Impossible IV) will only be displayed in the regular format. Sorry to be misleading. More

Posted by Fit Kisto at 07:36 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

Wooop! got my M.I.4 BFI Imax Ticket for the 21st! More

Posted by callumoakabywright at 01:10 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

I wonder how much Paramount paid to Warner to get these six minutes played before MI4. 10? 20? 60 millions? I guess we'll never know but I bet that at least 50% of MI4's weekends Gross -at least in America- it will be because of the batboy! More

Posted by smakris04 at 00:44 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX
L: Fit Kisto L: durelius Oh what not Brum then, probably becuase they've dropped the Imax banner and called it something else, dissapointing, Dark knight was awesome there. eah, great timing on that, eh? The story behind Birmingham no-longer being an IMAX is that the projector cost too much for them to rent and turn a profit (They only made any money from the venue during Avatar's run) So they had to downgrade to stay in business. So, if you live in the Midlands and want t More

Posted by durelius at 17:07 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX
Surprised they're showing it with M.I.4 as don't think it's a W.B film & will only help they're box-office? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:51 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: IMAX
L: durelius Oh what not Brum then, probably becuase they've dropped the Imax banner and called it something else, dissapointing, Dark knight was awesome there. eah, great timing on that, eh? The story behind Birmingham no-longer being an IMAX is that the projector cost too much for them to rent and turn a profit (They only made any money from the venue during Avatar's run) So they had to downgrade to stay in business. So, if you live in the Midlands and want to see Anything shot More

Posted by Fit Kisto at 08:45 on 03 December 2011 | Report This Post

and yey for us in sweden... we dont have IMAX... More

Posted by FindingNoemi at 20:30 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

@ josh_d92 It's the opening 6 minutes, a la Jokers bank heist from the start of TDK. More

Posted by manufan at 20:27 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

IMAX
Oh what not Brum then, probably becuase they've dropped the Imax banner and called it something else, dissapointing, Dark knight was awesome there. More

Posted by durelius at 19:56 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

is this prologue unrelated to the movie, i.e a brief explanation of what happens in the eight years which the dark knight and TDKR or an actual scene from the upcoming film, i hope so because i do not want to see a scene from a movie i have to wait More

Posted by josh_d92 at 18:45 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

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