I was already going to see MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL due to it being Brad Bird's live-action debut, but now I'll do the upgrade and see it in IMAX. Why? Because, like THE DARK KNIGHT's extended preview opening before it, we're going to see 6 minutes of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in front of the IMAX screenings.
GHOST PROTOCOL is playing IMAX 5 days before its general release on December 23rd, so it's now pretty much a certainty that this will do good business on those IMAX screens. It's unclear what 6 minutes we'll be seeing, but if it's like THE DARK KNIGHT, it's probably the opening. It's being called a "prologue." Nolan filmed much of RISES in IMAX, like THE DARK KNIGHT before it, and I thought the way he used that IMAX screen in TDK was amazing. The Joker became that much more ominous in IMAX. Really excited to see that six minutes. Thanks to Slashfilm for the report.