Knight IMAX Re-Release In January

“The Dark Knight” for an Oscar? Warner Bros. is on ongoing talks with Imax execs to re-release its blockbuster “Batman Begins” sequel on IMAX screens in January – at the height of Academy Awards voting season reports Reuters.

The film’s huge commercial and critical success has spurred talk of possible Oscar nominations for its director, producers and cast – most notably Health Ledger for his work as the Joker.

To date, “Dark Knight” has rung up about $512 million domestically and $440 million internationally, including more than $55 million in Imax grosses. A pre-Oscars re-release would help assure its topping $1 billion worldwide.