In selected 70mm IMAX screening rooms across the United States and Europe, Warner Bros. and Gofobo.com are offering a special sneak preview of the highly anticipated Dark Knight Rises prologue next Tuesday. This same footage will run before Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol when that film makes its IMAX 70mm premiere on December 16th.
According to early reports, the six-minute reel gives viewers an extended introduction to Tom Hardy's villainous Bane; director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) uses a large-scale sequence set on an airplane to set the stage for the character's reveal.
Additionally, the prologue contains further teaser footage of The Dark Knight Rises, including first looks at Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle in motion.
This link connects to a map - shown below - with theater locations. Clicking on a particular spot should automatically reroute users to Gofobo's Dark Knight Rising prologue RSVP page. Only Gofobo members can register for passes - membership is free.
Note: Due to high server demand, some people are receiving an error message - "503 Service Temporarily Unavailable" - when they try to access the prologue passes. This message does not necessarily mean that the tickets are gone; continual refreshing of the RSVP page should ultimately counter the error message.
Passes are free and in limited quantities. The Dark Knight Rising prologue sneak preview will screen on December 13th (without Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol afterwards).
Wait... So does this get us in to see the 6-minute preview PLUS Mission Impossible 4, or is this literally just a screening of 6 minutes of the film? I got a pass reserved, but not sure if I want to drive 30-40 minutes for 6 minutes of a film.
They are; when Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol makes its IMAX premiere on December 16th (in theaters equipped for IMAX 70mm), the same Dark Knight Rises footage will run before the Tom Cruise action-adventure. This December 13 is just a free advance showing, minus Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
I'm actually glad the passes were sold out before I could get to them... I'd be tempted to trek out there just to see that 6 mins. But how stupid is that? Head out, park, wait in line, sit down... all for six freaking minutes of footage for a movie I'll be able to watch in full 6 months from now? And that I'll be able to see in front of an actual full movie 3 days later, if I want.
God bless those that go, but again... kinda glad I didn't get passes.
Taipan, they did this with "The Dark Knight" as well (showing the prologue before showing of "I Am Legend" in IMAX theaters). Saw "Legend" opening day in Madison, WI. Now they're doing it with "MI:4." Not sure if they've ever just shown the prologue to the public outright for free.
@cizel21, you are right, which is why from the 13th until I go to see MI4 at my local 70mm IMAX theater I will be avoiding youtube. I mean sure I needn't wait but no youtube video, what with it's mediocre quality and all, will never compare to that of a 70MM IMAX theater, what with it's full HD video and awesome surround sound.
Interesting cooperation between studios too, with this M:I4 thing. That movie is a Paramount release, and TDKR is Warner. I'm guessing Paramount were pretty keen on the idea of having their movie associated with TDKR, while Warner were happy to hitch a free ride on M:I4's wagon. Both movies benefit from this partnership.
@Dafees, I agree with you for sure watching this thing in the theater blows YouTube out of the water, but I was mainly referring to those who won't be able to get a advanced screening of it in there area. And to those that don't feel like waisting time driving to the movies, they can settle for YouTube type quality.