UPDATE: The prologue is actually six minutes, not eight. Independent sources have also confirmed the story.

A trusted theater (read: exhibitor) source has just exclusively alerted /Film that Warner Bros. plans to attach a six minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises to all IMAX prints of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Christopher Nolan‘s third film in his Batman trilogy is being released by Warner Bros. and Brad Bird‘s first live action film is Paramount, but the arrangement would certainly be mutually beneficial as Mission: Impossible is the biggest IMAX release of the holiday season. Putting a teaser for The Dark Knight Rises in front of it would certainly drive audiences to that format as opposed to regular theaters. There’s more after the break. Read More »

The past few hours saw a whole bunch of release date shuffles as both of Steven Spielberg‘s 2011 releases, The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse, got new US dates, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will now open five days earlier than planned, but will only play in IMAX for those days, and Gangster Squad gets a 2012 release date that positions it for Oscar. Details on all four films, including some quotes from M:I director Brad Bird about the old-school thinking behind the IMAX plan for his film, are after the break. Read More »

One of the first official promo shots we saw from Brad Bird‘s Mission: impossible – Ghost Protocol was a shot of Tom Cruise looking sultry, serious and rather Marshall Mathers-esque in a grey hoodie jacket. Now the first one-sheet for the film is out, and it recycles that image, with the recognizable Mission: Impossible burning fuse superimposed at the bottom. Read More »

New images from three of the most anticipated films of this holiday season have popped online. After the jump, check out photos from Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, both out December 21 and Bill Condon‘s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One out November 18. Read More »

Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall Movie Preview hits newsstands Friday and, as usual, it’s filled with new information and photos from some of the most anticipated films scheduled for release between September through December. After the jump, check out new photos from We Bought a Zoo, Jack and Jill, Like Crazy, Contagion, Drive, Abduction, Hugo, The Muppets, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin and The Descendants. Read More »

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Today in Unremarkable Photos: here are two new shots from the Gary Ross-directed adaptation of The Hunger Games, featuring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. There is also a new shot of Tom Cruise in Brad Bird‘s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in which Ethan Hunt looks as if he’s been listening to a whole lot of Eminiem, circa 8 Mile. Guess that Eminem song was used in the trailer for a reason.

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This December’s embarrassment of riches for film fans just got a little easier to navigate. Paramount has slightly shifted the release of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol from December 16 to December 21. That moves it away from the similarly action packed Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) on the 16th and puts it up directly against David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Then, two days later on the 23rd, the flood gates really open with The Adventures of Tintin, The Darkest Hour and We Bought A Zoo.

Plus, another Paramount/Cruise property, the Christopher McQuarrie-directed One Shot, has just been given a February 8, 2013 release date, more or less assuring it’ll be Cruise’s next film after Rock of Ages but before Oblivion. Read why we think the release dates shifted after the break. Read More »

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is watch the first official trailer from Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Scheduled for release December 16, the film stars Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner, with Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Lea Seydoux and Vladimir Mashkov. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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We’re looking forward to seeing footage from the fourth Mission: Impossible movie, mostly because it marks the live-action debut of animation director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille). The trailer will arrive with prints of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and will also premiere online in HD tomorrow at 7:30pm EST.

But right now you can see the trailer via a French bootleg. It’s a cam leak, and dubbed in French, so this isn’t the ideal way to see the first footage. The quality isn’t terribly good. I’d rather see one of those terrible Entertainment Tonight trailer premeires than this, which might give you an idea of the quality. But the trailer itself looks great — once it really kicks into gear you might get the sense that this series is really back on track.  Check out a first look at Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol after the break. Read More »

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As usual, December brings audiences a bunch of potentially exciting Oscar contenders and popcorn movies. One of the most highly anticipated in the latter category is Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Oscar-winning director Brad Bird‘s first live action film and the fourth in the massive Mission: Impossible series. Outside of some incredible set photos of star Tom Cruise on top of the world’s tallest building, we’ve seen very little from the December 16 release. That’s about to change. According to The Film Stage, which has a very reliable trailer source, it’ll be attached to fellow IMAX release Transformers: Dark of the Moon next week and we’ve already got a detailed description. Check it out after the jump. Read More »