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First Six Minutes of Dark Knight Rises to Screen Soon

The Dark Knight Rises.

Warner Bros. is taking a bit of a risk with its unusual decision to release Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol in 200 IMAX theaters five days earlier than its regular December 21 release date, but this should make that strategy a bit more palatable: The first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises are set to screen before the movie as an extended trailer. Such a move had been rumored for a while (indeed, The Dark Knight attached its own prologue to I Am Legend back in December 2007), but a rep for AMC Theaters inadvertently confirmed it yesterday via an announcement that the Rises footage will only screen at 70mm IMAX screens, not those tinier wannabe IMAX locations. Will we get six minutes of Gary Oldman wheezing in huge close-up? Cross your fingers! [Coming Soon]

Photo: Warner Bros.