The Dark Knight Rises will contain over an hour of IMAX footage

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The Dark Knight Rises looks set to become the first must-see-in-the-IMAX movie, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the film will contain "more than one hour's worth" of specially filmed footage.

Warner Bros had initially suggested that the film would contain around 40 minutes of IMAX footage, before producer Emma Thomas revealed to Collider that that figure could rise to more than 50 minutes. Now that figure appears to have jumped again.

Christopher Nolan is fast becoming a pioneer of IMAX filmmaking, in much the same way that James Cameron championed and revolutionised Hollywood's use of 3D, having only agreed to direct The Dark Knight if he were allowed to do so in IMAX.

"There was a huge irony that we were told it would be too difficult to shoot a Hollywood movie on IMAX," says Nolan, "when we had this gigantic camera department, grips, electric… hundreds of people working for us."

"These were cameras that had been to the top of Mount Everest," he continues, "to the bottom of the ocean and into outer space, but people thought we couldn’t make a feature film. It was absurd."

The Dark Knight Rises opens in the UK on 20 July 2012. Sounds like an IMAX screening will be an extra couple of quid well spent...

And word is that a third (and final) Dark Knight Rises trailer will be doing the rounds with The Avengers, which sounds like a doubly good reason to catch that one in the cinema...

Will you be going to see the film in IMAX? Tell us, below...

Comments

    • MikeyRix

      Apr 23rd 2012, 21:24

      "And word is that a third (and final) Dark Knight Rises trailer will be doing the rounds with The Avengers, which sounds like a doubly good reason to catch that one in the cinema..." JSDFGASHDFASJHDGFAHSDFGAHSDGFASHDFAHSDF!!! Remind me to bring a spare pair of underwear to le cinema. That is all.

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    • Azazeal4eva

      Apr 30th 2012, 11:54

      Saw the AMAZING Avengers Assemble... No TDKR trailer :( a little from Prometheus and then some zac effron rom com thing.

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    • RJLove

      Jun 7th 2012, 19:16

      Does anyone know when we can book tickets for the Imax. Because in the US you can book tickets but it is not available yet in the UK...

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