Audiences that take in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in IMAX will be treated to a six minute prologue of The Dark Knight Rises.
The Dark Knight Rises isn’t scheduled to be released until later in 2012. What Warner Bros. is hoping is that audiences who are willing to shell out a few extra dollars for the IMAX experience of Tom Cruise's return to the Mission Impossible franchise, will also check out Dark Knight Rises in IMAX.
Christopher Nolan, on his third in the Batman series, is filming several scenes for The Dark Knight Rises using IMAX cameras. Having a screening platform such as the Ghost Protocol one is a win-win for Paramount Pictures (who is releasing Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and Warner Bros.
December 16 is a date to remember therefore. Not only do we get a full glimpse into Cruise’s Ghost Protocol, but a six minute preview -- if you will -- of The Dark Knight Rises.