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The /Film crew is gearing up for San Diego Comic Con 2014, which officially begins Thursday morning (but has a show floor preview night on Wednesday). Traveling to San Diego will be Russ Fischer, Germain Lussier, Angie Han, Christopher Stipp and myself – Peter Sciretta.
Coverage: We’ll be covering all the interesting movie and tv events at the convention, so stay tuned to /Film for extensive coverage. Here is a list of things we plan on covering/have covered:
- Wednesday Night: Warcraft weapons, Heavy Metal, Acme and Nucleus art prints, Crimson Peak tour, Pixels arcade, Thunderbirds remake, The Flash pilot, the Constantine pilot, Avengers: Age of Ultron concept art and photos from the show floor.
- Thursday: New Toy Story short film, Pacific Rim Oculus Rift, the new Batman v Superman Batsuit, Goosebumps recap, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer, Christopher Nolan, new Interstellar trailer, Ninja Turtle scene descriptions, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Penguins of Madagascar reaction, Hannibal gag reel, Star Wars Rebels video blog, and Project Almanac.
- Friday: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Horns, Everly, 20th Century Fox (Agent 47, The Secret Service, Birdman? The Maze Runner, Fantastic Four?), Tusk
- Saturday: Warner Bros (Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hobbit, Batman v Superman), Legendary Pictures (Dracula Untold, As Above So Below, Warcraft, Crimson Peak and possibly more), The Boxtrolls, Sin City 2, Marvel Studios (Avengers 2, Ant-Man and probably more surprises), Fight Club
Note that the dates listed are for the presentations or screenings, we may be posting coverage for some of these the next morning. Also its Comic Con so there is likely to be a bunch of announced surprises, so keep checking /Film from Wednesday to Sunday to find out what happens.
Meet-Up: We unfortunately don’t time to do a meet-up at this year’s con, but catch for updates on our twitter feeds (mine is @slashfilm). If you see us running around San Diego, come up and say hello!
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“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius’ orangutans”
Read the full press release after the jump and check out the full cover for the Star Trek Planet of the Apes crossover comic book.
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While Edgar Wright is set to make the relatively mysterious Baby Driver as his next film, the director has also set up another project to develop as a potential Baby Driver follow-up. Wright has come on board Grasshopper Jungle, which will adapt the YA novel by Andrew Smith.
The book centers on a teenage kid who somehow conjures up a plague that sets an army of six-foot-tall praying mantises on his town. Actually, make that hungry, horny six-foot tall praying mantises. Which, as you can imagine, might be a problem. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. has big plans for Justice League, and to make sure they come together just right they’re zeroing in on some major talent. The studio is reportedly courting Chris Terrio, the white-hot scribe behind Argo and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to write the script. Hit the jump for more details.
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