Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big  Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date First Look: Cobie Smulders & Guy Pearce In Andrew Bujalski's 'Results' First Look: Cobie Smulders & Guy Pearce In Andrew Bujalski's 'Results' 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders Review: 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter And More Review: 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter And More Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey Won’t Be Back For ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Director Says Sequel Will Be “Very Different” Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey Won’t Be Back For ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ Director Says Sequel Will Be “Very Different” David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues' Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea' The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’ Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

6 Minutes Of 'Dark Knight Rises' Will Reportedly Play Before 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 19, 2011 at 10:38AM

Of all the nerdy bits and bobs surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises" over the past weeks and months, this is actually pretty exciting, though at this point, not officially confirmed. That said, according to sources at /Film, ticket holders for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will be in for a treat in December, as a six-minute preview/prologue/sequence/something from "The Dark Knight Rises" will apparently unspool before the movie starts. If it sounds too good to be true, it's not without precedent.
2


Of all the nerdy bits and bobs surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises" over the past weeks and months, this is actually pretty exciting, though at this point, not officially confirmed. That said, according to sources at /Film, ticket holders for "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" will be in for a treat in December, as a six-minute preview/prologue/sequence/something from "The Dark Knight Rises" will apparently unspool before the movie starts. If it sounds too good to be true, it's not without precedent.

As you might remember, Christopher Nolan and co. put the opening bank heist as well as a montage of other scenes in front of "I Am Legend" in 2007 (the preview was also included in the re-issue of "Batman Begins" on DVD). Moreover, Nolan is using IMAX much more extensively with "The Dark Knight Rises" than he did for "The Dark Knight," and with 'Ghost Protocol' also touting some big sequences in the large scale format, it seems like a perfect marketing marriage, and a way to get even more serious buzz on the film. If we had one minor doubt about all this, it seems odd that Warner Bros. would put a preview on a competing studio's film, when they have their "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Adventure" arriving on December 16th, the same day 'Ghost Protocol' begins a limited IMAX run before going wide. Not only is 'Sherlock' a WB movie, it's also from Legendary Pictures who are behind Nolan's Batman films as well. It seems strange that the studio's marketing team will be pushing fanboys to a Paramount movie instead, IMAX or not.

So we guess we'll see how this all plays out, and if it's a rumor gone wild or something real. Warner Bros. has remained mum so far and we don't expect they'll say anything one way or another. When Sony decided to drop an eight-minute "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" preview in front of "Straw Dogs," they did not make a big fuss about it and the peek was mostly heard about via word of mouth. So we'll just have to wait and see, but if it's indeed true, it looks like the real mission: impossible will be getting tickets for those IMAX screenings.

This article is related to: Films, Super Hero Films, The Dark Knight Rises


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates