Watch the first trailer for the <i>Batman Live</i> arena tour

Not to be outdone by the retooled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which released a new TV spot a couple of weeks ago, the producers of Batman Live have premiered a curious bullet-time trailer for their $20-million arena tour, courtesy of Total Film.

Officially announced in November, the live-action (non-musical) show pits Batman and Robin against their rogues gallery in an ambitious production that features a giant video screen, a Joker hot-air balloon, recreations of several Gotham City locations, and a Batmobile created by legendary Formula One designer Gordon Murray.

Check out the trailer after the break. Batman Live premieres July 19 in Manchester, and tours the U.K. through Oct. 8 before heading to Europe and then, in August 2012, North America.

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