UPDATE 2 (Aug 6): Following the 4-minute snippet playing in North American IMAX venues ahead of Mission: Impossible, a new 94-second IMAX promo has been rated for UK cinemas this afternoon. It’s currently unknown if this is a special trailer in a similar vein, or a behind-the-scenes piece – in any case, with IMAX tickets for The Meg this weekend going on sale across the country, be on the lookout this weekend.
Only in IMAX theatres, moviegoers can experience a sneak peek of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s First Man, with a never-before-seen trailer playing ahead of Mission: Impossible – Fallout starting on Friday, July 27. In the exclusive trailer, only on IMAX screens, audiences will see Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong getting ready to land on the moon.
Following in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan’s ‘IMAX prologues’ for The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk, Universal Pictures is set to launch an extended 4-minute preview of Damien Chazelle’s First Man in IMAX cinemas imminently – most likely this weekend in front of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The piece has been rated overnight as ‘Trailer 2 IMAX’ by Consumer Protection BC, suggesting also that a shortened version of the preview will go online alongside the theatrical launch as the film’s second trailer.
As with the aforementioned Christopher Nolan films, select scenes in Damien Chazelle’s latest – including a ‘special sequence’ that is no doubt the iconic first step on the moon – were shot on IMAX 70mm film cameras. Last week also marked ten years since Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which was the first time the cameras were used in narrative feature films; making this preview as well as the release of First Man a poignant moment for IMAX, particularly with their partnership with NASA on documentaries including The Dream is Alive, Space Station 3D and A Beautiful Planet.
Stay tuned for more info in the days ahead!
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Patrick Fugit, Ciaran Hinds, Ethan Embry, Shea Whigham, Corey Stoll and Pablo Schreiber, the film premieres at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, and is released in the U.S. and the UK on October 12.