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Report: Rogue One 70 mm screenings get 7-minute preview of Nolan’s Dunkirk

Gritty war footage before gritty war movie

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Disney/Lucasfilm

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just 10 days away from opening in theaters worldwide, and a hot topic of conversation has been what previews will play before the film.

According to a report from Slash Film, one of those previews has already been confirmed for a very specific audience. Those who go see Rogue One in the 70 mm IMAX format will get to watch seven minutes of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming war movie, Dunkirk.

Lucasfilm and Disney are planning to release Rogue One in 70 mm at various theaters around the world, which will also show the film in 2D. Unlike The Force Awakens and the upcoming eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards decided to step back from shooting on film entirely. Instead, Edwards shot on an Alexa 65 large-format 6K digital camera, meaning audiences should expect an ultra-widescreen film if they venture out to a theater to watch that will be hosting the 70 mm version.

When it comes to 70 mm — or 65 mm — film, Nolan has become somewhat of an expert. Nolan has shot entire sequences of past films using 70 mm IMAX cameras, and Dunkirk proves to be no different. The director reportedly used 15 65 mm cameras that captured over 100 minutes of IMAX footage.

It’s unclear at this time whether audiences who attend regular screenings of Rogue One will also get to see Dunkirk footage, but Polygon has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.

Rogue One hits theaters Dec. 16, while Dunkirk is slated to be released July 21, 2017.

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