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Francis Ford Coppola Headed To Comic-Con

By | Thursday June 30, 2011 @ 4:47pm PDT

Francis Ford Coppola, who last participated in Comic-Con to tout his 1992 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is returning to the annual convention next month to discuss another horror project — his new film Twixt. The director will present portions of the experimental film he calls  “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career” on Saturday, July 23 in Hall H. (Of course, that career-beginning film was Dementia 13.) The film, which stars Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Ben Chaplin, incorporates live music by performance artist Dan Deacon, who will attend the panel to help demonstrate the viewing experience.

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20th To Premiere ‘Terra Nova’ At Comic-Con

By | Friday June 17, 2011 @ 10:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Outside of the promotional trailer and a couple of private screenings, Fox and 20th Century Fox TV have kept the pilot episode of the Steven Spielberg- and Peter Chernin-produced prehistoric drama Terra Nova under wraps. That is because the studio will make the premiere at the upcoming Comic-Con convention in San Diego next month. Terra Nova is one of 13 series 20th TV will take to the event, joining newbies Awake, The Finder, Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite and returning Glee, Bones, The Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, Futurama and Bob’s Burgers. Here is the studio’s schedule: Read More »

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Marvel Studios Announces ‘Thor’ And ‘Captain America’ Signings At Comic-Con

comicon 2010Marvel Studios announced the signing schedule for its Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger films at Comic-Con in San Diego. On Saturday July 24th at the Marvel Booth (#2329):

11:15 AM-12:00 PM: Kenneth Branagh
12:30-1:30 PM: Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston
2:00-3:00 PM: Chris Evans & Hugo Weaving
3:30-4:30 PM: Joe Johnston

Each signing is a ticketed event and requires a specific ticket for that individual signing. Fans should come to the Marvel Booth (#2329) as soon the convention opens to the public on Saturday morning for a chance (no purchase necessary) to receive one of the limited number of signing tickets.

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Comic-Con 2010 Preview: Saturday, July 24


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SATURDAY, JULY 24

THE DAY YOUR FEET GET REALLY SORE

Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:

10:00-11:00 AM: Mad about MAD! I used to love Mad Magazine, but in the years since it started accepting advertising, it has gone way downhill. Apparently there’ll be some sort of new TV venture announced, though not necessarily a spiritual successor to the late MADtv. Magazine vets Sergio Aragones, John Ficarra, and Sam Viviano will be onhand. Room 7AB

10:00-11:00 AM: Twilight Fanfiction Author Fangroup. Why is it that I have a sneaking suspicion most TWILIGHT fan fiction is actually better written than the prose of Stephenie Meyer? Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Hotel and Marina

11:00-11:45 AM: Family Guy. Clips from the upcoming third STAR WARS parody? You know it. Beyond that, we all know this is a love it or hate it show. I used to hate it, but I’m warming up. Ballroom 20

11:45 AM-12:30 PM: The Cleveland Show. Ditto to everything I said above about FAMILY GUY, except for the STAR WARS part. Ballroom 20

11:45 AM-1:15 PM: Warner Bros.: Green Lantern, Sucker Punch, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Aside from the Marvel movie panel, this will be the big deal. Here’s why: GREEN LANTERN is an iconic DC character finally getting his own live-action movie. SUCKER PUNCH is the first original, non-adapted movie from visual stylist Zack Snyder (WATCHMEN/300), and no-one really knows what to expect yet. As for HARRY POTTER, well, people know almost exactly what to expect from that … Read More »

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Comic-Con 2010 Preview: Friday, July 23


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FRIDAY, JULY 23

STAR WARS DAY (This is a meaningless appellation unless and until George Lucas sees fit to say or do anything regarding the proposed live-action TV series.)

Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:

10:15-11:15 AM: Aloha, Earth! Have you heard they’re doing a new HAWAII FIVE-O TV show? Do you care? Well, you might want to attend the panel anyway, as the show’s executive producers are STAR TREK/TRANSFORMERS scribes Orci and Kurtzman, the director of the pilot is UNDERWORLD’s Len Wiseman, and it stars Daniel Dae Kim (LOST) and Grace Park (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA). Sure, they’ll try to steer the discussion toward this new show rather than talk about what you actually want them to talk about, but it’s a chance to see ‘em all at once anyway. Room 6BCF

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Star Wars Day: Hasbro Panel. If you’re at Comic-Con, chances are you’ve owned STAR WARS toys at some point. Wanna see some new ones? This is the place. Room 7AB

11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Comic-Con How-To Session: Costuming with Sabrina Belly Dancer. From the official schedule: “Sabrina will show how to create a costume bra top for hall costumes or a masquerade performance.” In saying that, it has practically guaranteed that all the creepy raincoat dudes will come out of the woodwork for this one. Room 18

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership. Fans of action-figure collecting love Mattel’s DC superhero toys, and hate how hard … Read More »

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Comic-Con 2010 Preview: Thursday, July 22


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THURSDAY, JULY 22

The Real Start Day Of The Con

Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:

10:00-11:00 AM: DreamWorks Animation: Megamind. I can’t say the posters for this new 3-D animated movie starring Will Ferrell were particularly appealing. A hybrid Smurf-Martian thing with a goatee, and, one imagines, Ferrell doing the same voice he always does? Not super-exciting. But the recently released trailer made things look up a bit – Ferrell’s character is the last son of a dying planet like Krypton, who learns in short order that a far more Superman-like character (Brad Pitt) has a similar story, and made it to Earth first. Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill will be in attendance, and there are rumors Pitt may even make a surprise appearance, but don’t hold us to that. Hall H

10:30-11:30 AM: Danny Elfman. Everybody loves Danny Elfman. Right? Even if you think that faux-lullabye-over-brooding thing he does has gotten stale, I guarantee that you love at least one soundtrack he’s done, whether it be the TALES FROM THE CRYPT intro, 1989 BATMAN theme, those infernal NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS songs, or my personal fave, the PE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE music. It’s been 25 years since that movie teamed him with Tim Burton for the first time, so instead of sending him an anniversary card, you can just show up here and listen to him speak. Room 6BCF

10:30-11:30 AM: TheOneRing.net Talks The Hobbit movies. Considering there isn’t … Read More »

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Comic-Con 2010 Preview: July 21-25


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

PREVIEW NIGHT

Luke Y Thompson covers Hollywood events at the Con for Deadline:

To cover Comic-Con comprehensively would take more people than most any media outlet can actually spare; to cover most of the major happenings is nearly doable with a whole lot of preparation, and even more stamina. I can’t help you with the stamina (though in all seriousness, if you attend a gym, crank up the cardio in the days prior), but I can and will go through the schedule as it is unveiled, and highlight what I think are the panels most likely to be talked about, one way or another. In some instances, I have strong enthusiasms; please note that opinions expressed in Comic-Con pieces by me are 100% LYT, and do not necessarily represent those of anyone else on Deadline.com… or in the known universe, for that matter. My biases, as usual, tend toward movie-based panels, and my coverage, as it has in the past two years, will mostly reflect this.

Comic-Con has added a whole new wrinkle here by announcing that not all four-day passes will permit access to Preview Night. This guarantees a whole lot of hurt feelings, courtesy of fans who won’t look at their badges closely enough, and the usually clueless Comic-Con security, who tend not to be especially helpful. If you do get in, this is the time to buy exclusive toys and snap up any … Read More »

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