A brand new featurette focusing on the scenes director Christopher Nolan shot in IMAX for his upcoming Batman follow-up The Dark Knight has arrived online over at the IMAX site. The short video features interviews with several crew members as they describe what it's like to shoot in IMAX, as well as what it will look like up on that gigantic scene. We don't see much of the actual film (mostly interviews and money shots of the IMAX camera), though we do catch a glimpse of Batman jumping from a building along with a quick snippet of the Batmobile racing up a street. Apparently four scenes were shot using IMAX cameras, and though they're rumored to also be in 3D, that's never been confirmed. Additionally, a seven-minute slice of The Dark Knight is rumored to be playing in front of I Am Legend IMAX screenings.
In other Dark Knight news, the contest that asked folks to submit photos of themselves dressed as Jokers has ended, and the winners received print editions of The Gotham Times. The flick's Unofficial Movie Blog has pics of the paper, sent in to them by the winners (you can see one of the images above), and a website for The Gotham Times -- www.thegothamtimes.com -- claims the first online edition will go live at some point today. Among a number of fictional articles (which are pretty cool, and look to serve as a prequel to the actual film; setting up the goings-on around Gotham City), a few different websites also appear. The first, as we mentioned above, points toward The Gotham Times homepage, and another -- www.wearetheanswer.com -- hasn't gone live yet. Oh, and there's an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) which sends back the following cryptic message:
See you found my little message. So, do you think you have what it takes to be a part of my circle of friends? Are you a backstabbing, self-promoting, ambitious clown who will do anything to prove yourself to me? If so, the first step of your application process awaits...if you know where to look.
Have fun playing along, and definitely let us know what you find. The Dark Knight arrives in theaters on July 18.