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?