THE DARK KNIGHT RISES looks set to be previewed before 2012 after the strongest indication yet given by cinema chain AMC on their official blog. The third in the Christopher Nolan 'Batman' trilogy after 'Batman Begins' and 'The Dark Knight,' it's one of the most anticipated movies around- and now fans look set to get a sneak peak at it before selected showings of the 'Mission: Impossible' movie, 'Ghost Protocol.' reports that a since-taken-down statement by AMC on their website read, "The six-minute Dark Knight Rises prologue footage will only be shown on the higher resolution 70mm IMAX screens. Not the digital IMAX screens. Locations haven't been confirmed yet, so stay tuned for an update on AMC Theatre locations that will be showing the prologue Dark Knight Rises footage at a 70mm IMAX screen nearest you". Warner Bros evidently weren't impressed with the release of information however, and a new blog post appeared a while later, stating, "The information in this post has been retracted until further notice. Please refer to Warner Bros for any information about The Dark Knight Rises".
The change isn't likely to dissuade fans that they'll be seeing footage of the new film, again starring Christian Bale, soon though. 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' is on general release on December 21st 2011, but the crucial date is on December 16th when it will appear on IMAX only.