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The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Attached to Ghost Protocol?

The Dark Knight Rises Prologue in IMAX

On Monday, a user posted a rumor on our forums claiming that a prologue for The Dark Knight Rises will be attached to IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol when it opens on December 16th. Claiming he heard it from ‘someone’ and that he wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be kept ‘secret’ or not, his rumor post wasn’t taken very seriously by many of the forum members. Well just today, /Film posted an exclusive article saying an exhibitor told them that Warner Bros. plans to attach a six-minute prologue to Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible film, which, like The Dark Knight Rises, contains select scenes shot on IMAX cameras.

In 2007, a six-minute prologue to The Dark Knight was attached to I Am Legend. I was lucky enough to catch one of those screenings of the prologue, and to this day it remains one of my favorite experiences in a movie theater ever. It forever converted me to fan of IMAX. And now it appears that both Warner Bros. and Paramount are looking to capture more audience goers. Pairing the two films together could be beneficial to both studios. Paramount’s Ghost Protocol stands to be the biggest IMAX release of the season and shares a similar demographic to The Dark Knight Rises. While Warner Bros’ batman film is poised to be the biggest film of 2012 — if not the decade. If our forum user and the /Film source are correct, this is easily some of the most exciting news in quite a while. What do you think? Will you go to see Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX this Decemeber to catch a six-minute prologue for The Dark Knight Rises?

by Teddy Blass
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The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Attached to Deathly Hallows 2

The Dark Knight Rises with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

UPDATE (July 11, 2011): The teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is real and has a running time of 1 minute and 26 seconds! The trailer was recently reviewed and classified by the Government of Alberta, which classifies all trailers that play in Alberta’s movie theaters. They have a list of recently classified trailers that details the date a trailer received its classification, which classification it has earned, and the running time of the trailer. Well today Trailer #1 for The Dark Knight Rises popped up on said list with a PG classification and a 1:26 running time. That running time likely doesn’t include the green band in front of the trailer. A photo released by a member (film4life) on SSH also confirms that the trailer will be attached to 2D and 3D showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. No word on when it will officially be online.

Rumors and speculation have long placed the teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises in front of showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, but now SuperHeroHype is turning that rumor into a trumor. According to the exclusive report by the popular superhero news site, a “trustworthy source” has informed them that a 1 minute and 33 second teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises will play with both 2D and IMAX 3D prints of the final Harry Potter film when it is released next week. We’ve tried to get this confirmed through some of our own sources, with no luck, but that doesn’t give us any real reason to distrust this report. SuperHeroHype is also claiming a teaser poster for the final Nolan directed Batman film is planned to hit theaters next week. Are you excited? Is a 1:33 running time for the teaser too little or too much? Do you even believe this rumor? Comment below!

by Teddy Blass
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Nolan Clarifies His Superman and Batman Plans

the team up logoThe LA Times recently talked to Christopher Nolan as part of their ongoing Hero Complex series, where he took time to explain and clarify just exactly what is going on with The Man of Steel and Batman 3. The rumors that Batman Begins writer, David S. Goyer, is developing a Superman screenplay are true and it seems Goyer brought it up to Chris when things were coming to an impasse on the next Batman project.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman. I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting. I wanted to get Emma and I involved in shepherding the project right away and getting it to the studio and getting it going in an exciting way.”

Christopher Nolan also discusses how the Superman films have been approached in a lot of different ways. He says this emphasizing the idea that Batman exists in a world where he is the only superhero. Nolan says that his approach on a Superman film would be very similar: “I only know the way that has worked for us that’s what I know how to do. Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other.”

With all this talk about superhero films, Christopher Nolan continues on to explain the current progress of the Batman trilogy. Nolan explains that his brother, Jonathan Nolan, is “now doing the hard work,” writing the script which is based on David Goyer’s story ideas. “My brother is writing a script for me and we’ll wait to see how it turns out…he’s struggling to put it together into the epic story that you want it to be.”

“Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story. And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story. We have a great ensemble, that’s one of the attractions of doing another film, since we’ve been having a great time for years.

I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters. My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff. Unlike the comics, these thing don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful. Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling. And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories. That’s what we do.”

Thanks for the tip, Rory (filmfanatic)! Let’s hear what you guys think in the comments!!

[via Los Angeles Times]

by Alex Haas
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