The Dark Knight Rises rumored to feature an hour of IMAX footage

April 23, 2012 – 2:04 pm

Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises, may feature over an hour of IMAX footage. Entertainment Weekly writes:

Christopher Nolan doesn’t do 3D. That’s probably a good thing: The post-Avatar excitement about 3D filmmaking quickly devolved into cash grabs like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland, successful mediocrities featuring price-gouging post-production 3D nose jobs. When The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters this summer, it will take advantage of a more respectable technological gimmick. Nolan’s Dark Knight featured about a half hour of footage filmed with IMAX cameras, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Rises will feature about twice as much IMAX material.

In Dark Knight, the IMAX footage was mostly limited to action scenes: the opening bank heist, the Hong Kong caper, the big car chase. The fact that Rises will feature an hour of IMAX is intriguing, partially because it confirms that everything about the closing chapter of Nolan’s Batman saga will be, well, freaking enormous. It also comes soon after Mission:Impossible–Ghost Protocol wowed audiences with its centerpiece IMAX sequence of Tom Cruise climbing the tallest building in the world.

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UPDATE: More Dark Knight Rises news:

Indiewire: Third ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer To Appear In Front Of ‘The Avengers,’ Film Will Feature An Hour Of IMAX Footage

MTV: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Features More Than An Hour Of IMAX Footage

Screen Rant: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Early Reactions; Over An Hour Shot in IMAX

TIME: Dark Knight Rises Will Contain an Hour of IMAX

Digital Spy: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ breaks IMAX footage record

National Comic Book Movies: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ sets IMAX record plus new posters and Catwoman photos

Gamenguide: Preview of IMAX Scenes in ‘Dark Knight Rises’ New Trailer, Avengers Debut

Huffington Post: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ IMAX: Christopher Nolan Shoots Over An Hour Of Footage In Large-Screen Format

Alt Film Guide: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Record IMAX Footage