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Rumor Alert: New Half-Blood Prince Trailer Before Watchmen in IMAX?

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Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 08:58 AM

Rumor Alert: There are various reports on the net this morning, such as this one from Action Figure Insider, stating a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be airing before the showing of Watchmen when it opens in IMAX.  The blogger writes:

On Monday night I was invited to a special IMAX test screening of Warner Brothers Watchmen movie that will be released this coming Friday to a theater near you.  Why did I call it a “test screening?”  Because it’s one of the longest IMAX movies ever attempted and it barely fits on the projection platters.  They literally have to wind the film extra tight and work on the humidity in the projection booths to make sure this all works right. Warner Brothers has requested that the new Harry Potter trailer be attached to the IMAX prints and even just that minute and a half of extra film on the platter is causing concerns for the IMAX theaters.

Watchmen is due to open this weekend.   For now, keep this in the rumor category; more when we get it, stay tuned!

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106 Points

Isn’t Watchmen an 18 (or US equiv)… Would seem like a funny place to premier a trailer for a family film…

Posted by Caligari on March 05, 2009, 09:31 AM report to moderator
29 Points

According to a WB PR, the trailer will be released today for the fan sites.

Posted by Ainsley Haynes on March 05, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator

Watchmen is rated R here in the US and I agree it would seem pretty silly to attach HBP especially if it went down to a PG rating. Though it would be cool to see it since I’ll be attending the Watchmen midnight showing tonight, I highly doubt it would happen. We’ll see anyway.

Posted by abbyluna on March 05, 2009, 09:54 AM report to moderator
8069 Points

Rated R? Bummer. Maybe they are trying to promote the movie to the adults as well. How long is the movie that is is that big? I find it amazing with all the extra technical things they are doing to get the film to fit on the projector.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 05, 2009, 09:59 AM report to moderator
40 Points

I’m going to be seeing Watchmen at the IMAX this sunday evening SOOOO shall look out for it! Hope the rumour is true!

Posted by j0ames on March 05, 2009, 10:01 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

why not just relase the film? we have about 5 trailers, 100 pictures, few sneek peaks. and still 5 months..

Posted by Matea on March 05, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
4854 Points

As if I needed another reason to see Watchmen! I’m quite looking forward to it (even more now, if this is true).

Posted by Athena ★ROAR!★ on March 05, 2009, 10:42 AM report to moderator
2573 Points

For those of you going to see Watchmen, let us know!

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on March 05, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
278 Points

At WonderCon Warner Brothers said they were attaching the Terminator trailer to Watchmen long with the Star Trek trailer. Nothing was said at all about HBP, but it is possible. I went to an early screening of Watchmen at IMAX last week, but it was a no trailer screening.

Posted by Bre on March 05, 2009, 10:58 AM report to moderator
40 Points

Awesome! Watchmen and HP in one sitting!

Posted by Katie on March 05, 2009, 10:59 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

Ok, u guys let me know. . . . . :)

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 05, 2009, 11:49 AM report to moderator
474 Points


Posted by Courtney Quirke on March 05, 2009, 11:51 AM report to moderator
1964 Points

That would be so freakin cool!!

Posted by VioletPhoenix*ROAR* on March 05, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
2417 Points

Can’t wait to see both

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on March 05, 2009, 12:04 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

Squee! new trailor cant wait!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on March 05, 2009, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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