Comic-Con 2011 round up

Woah, trying to catch up on what happened at Comic-Con is nearly impossible!

Future films which made an appearance at the 41st San Diego Comic-Con, held at the San Diego Convention Center, included:

  • In Time starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried – due out 28th October (USA), 1st November (UK)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner – due out 18th November (UK and USA)
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance starring Nicolas Cage and Idris Elba – due out 17th February 2012 (USA), 22nd February 2012 (UK)
  • Men in Black 3 starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin – due out 23rd May 2012 (UK), 25th May 2012 (USA)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans – due out 3rd July 2012 (UK and USA)
  • Total Recall starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell and Bryan Cranston – due out 3rd August 2012 (USA), 22nd August 2012 (UK)

However, it is the following films which got my attention:

  • Prometheus starring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace – due out 1st June 2012 (UK), 8th June 2012 (USA)

A few weeks ago the plot of Ridley Scott’s latest film was revealed, as I explained here. The film was promoted at Comic-Con by Charlize Theron and screenwriter Damon Lindelof while Ridley Scott appeared via satellite linkup on location in Iceland.

When asked why he had taken so long to return to the science fiction genre, Scott responded: “I was too busy doing other movies, exploring other genres. Frankly, I never thought about science fiction until I started to realise that there was something in the first Alien that no one ever asked questions about. I thought, well, that could be the centrepiece of what we’ve just completed.”

  • The Brothers Grimm: Snow White starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins – due out 16th March 2012 (USA) and Snow White and the Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin and Charlize Theron – due out 1st June 2012 (UK and USA)

Released within three months of each other, The Brothers Grimm: Snow White is being directed by Tarsem Singh – who was also at Comic-Con promoting his new film, Immortals – while Snow White and the Huntsman will be director Rupert Sanders’ debut feature film.

Two films with the same theme released weeks apart? Hmm, the situation reminded me of Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached too… Happily, from the look of the first photos of the cast, it seems that the films will be very different. Kristen Stewart’s Snow White is decked out in armour and complete with a sword while Lily Collins’ Snow White is straight out of the fairy tales with her beautiful dress and porcelain face.

As most of you know, the fantasy genre is my absolute favourite and I will definitely see both of these. Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron are two brilliant, Oscar winning actresses and even without seeing a script I know they will portray very different versions of the Queen.

  • The Raven starring John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans – due out 9th March 2012 (UK), TBC (USA)

There’s something about John Cusack that is quite intriguing so while I was unsure what the title referred to, it was the lure of Cusack that made me want to find out more about The Raven.

The Raven is a psychological thriller about a serial killer who is taunting Edgar Allen Poe (Cusack) by replicating the murders fictionalized in his stories. I must admit, I don’t know that much about Poe apart from that he was an American writer best known for his crime writings.

Depending on its rating, I may or may not see the film because, as I’ve said before, I’m not good with horror films! What ever its rating, I think this is a film to keep your eye on and it’s new poster looks great. Check it out on the film’s Facebook page here.

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  1. Reading all the Comic Con stuff makes my skin turn green!! Jealousy is not one of my good points!

    My Wife has said we can go next year, knowing full well that we will never be able to afford to go!! LOL

  2. Last week I was rather a nice shade of green too! 😛

    I’m off to Empire mag’s Big Screen event in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping it’ll be the UK equivalent!

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