The 7 minute Dark Knight Rises prologue was supposed to be only screened before Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol on only 70mm IMAX theaters which amounts to just 42 theaters in the country. Suffice to say, there’s a good chance you won’t be catching it. Until now. Sort of. Some guy filmed it and brought it to the masses. So now is your chance to watch 15% – 75% of it depending on how much is cut off. It’s pretty awesome if you like out of sync audio, rocking cameras and unintelligible dialogue from Bane. I could only understand half of what he said. Someone needs to go back to pirate film school. Video here.
Update: Thanks to DHS2020 in the comments, we have a full transcript of the scene if, like me, you could only understand half of what Mr. Mumbles was saying. Translation below.
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before some one inspires us like he did. I believed in Harvey Dent. . . . .
[Plane outside in the middle of nowhere]
CIA: Dr. Pavel, I’m with the CIA.
Militia: He wasn’t alone.
CIA: You don’t get to bring friends.
Dr. Pavel: They’re not my friends.
Militia: Don’t worry, I’ll vouch for them.
CIA: And why would I want them?
Militia: They were trying to grab your prize. They work for the mercenary. The masked man..
CIA: Bane??! …… Get them on board, I’ll call it in
CIA: The flight plan I just filed with the agency list me, my men, Dr. Pavel here. But only one of you!
[PLANE DOOR OPENS]
CIA: First one to talk gets to stay on the aircraft!!!
CIA: Who paid you to grab Dr. Pavel? [No answer, gun fire past head out open door] He didn’t fly so well! [Pulls guy back in to plane] Who wants to try next? Tell me about Bane!! Why does he wear the mask!?! A lot of loyalty for a hired gun!!
BANE: [Still has black hood on] Perhaps he’s wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him out of a plane.
CIA: At least you can talk. Who are you?
BANE: It doesn’t matter who we are, what matters is our plan.
[CIA SLOWLY TAKES OFF HOOD]
BANE: No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
CIA: If I pull that off would you die.
BANE: It would be extreamly painful….
CIA: You’re a big guy!
BANE: For you!
CIA: Was getting caught part of your plan?
BANE: Of course….. Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you about us.
Dr. Pavel: Nothing! I said nothing!!!
CIA: Well congratulations! You got yourself caught!
CIA Operative: Sir!
CIA: Now whats the next STEP in your master plane?!
BANE: Crashing this plane!……..With no survivors!
[FIGHTING ON PLANE, OUTSIDE MERCENARIES ARE SHOOTING IN TO THE CABIN, BANE PUNCH'S CIA IN THE FACE AND KNOCKS HIM OUT. HOOK SMALL PLANE UP TO THE CARGO PLANE AND BEGIN TO PULL IT VERTICAL. BLOW THE TAIL OFF OF THE NOW VERTICAL PLANE. TWO MERCENARIES COME IN WITH A BODY BAG, OPEN BODY BAG AND PULL OUT BLOOD TRANSFUSION TUBING AND BANE GRABS DR. PAVEL AND HOLDS HIM WITH ONE ARM WHILE HE INSERTS THE NEEDLE IN HIS ARM. BLOOD FLOWS IN TO THE BODY IN THE BODY BAG WHILE A MAN PUMPS THE DEAD MANS HEART AND PAVEL IS STRUGGLING. BANE HOOKS THE DR UP TO A HARNESS, ONE OF THE MEN THAT WAS BROUGHT ON THE PLANE WITH BANE BEGINS TO HOOK UP TO ANOTHER HARNESS.]
BANE: NO (Puts his arm on man’s shoulder) They expect one of us in the wreckage brother!
FOLLOWER: We started a fire?
BANE: The fire rises!
[DR. PAVEL IS SCREAMING]
BANE: Calm down Doctor. Now’s not the time for fear. That comes later!!!
[BANE PRESSES DOWN ON A TRIGGER SWITCH AND THE PLANE FALLS FROM AROUND THEM AND THEY ARE BEING PULLED BY THE CARGO PLANE.]