The Dark Knight IMAX Featurette; 3D Prequel Rumors

IMAX has released a new featurette for their upcoming presentation of the Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight. As you know, Christopher Nolan shot four sequences for The Dark Knight with extremely high resolution IMAX cameras using the giant 15/70 film format. When the scenes shot on IMAX cameras are shown in IMAX theatres, the aspect ratio will morph to 1.43 to 1, expanding the image to fill the entire  IMAX screen. The new feature shows some behind the scenes footage of Nolan and the crew shooting with the IMAX rig, intercut with interview asides. It's worth watching and features relatively no spoilers.

Rumor has it that a seven minute prequel to The Dark Knight will be shown in front of Warner Bros' IMAX presentation of I Am Legend. And more recently, an anonymous scooper told Batman On Film that the Dark Knight prequel sequence will be shown in 3D. Somehow I doubt this, although I wish this was the case. Who wouldn't want to see Batman kick ass in 3D?

Check out the featurette after the jump.

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The Dark Knight hits traditional and IMAX theaters on July 18th 2008.