Posted on Sunday, July 26th, 2009 by Adam Quigley
There’s an upside and a downside to Sundays at Comic Con. The upside is that there’s a dramatic drop in the amount of people there, making it easier to roam the show floor without risk of being suffocated between the greasy, sweaty bodies of the multiple thousands of attendees. The downside is that there’s not much news to discuss.
That being the case, we thought it best to take some time checking out the lesser known panels at Comic Con, in hopes of being able to draw attention to some worthwhile indie films that deserve all the support they can get. One of these such panels was for Paper Heart, a movie which you may remember reading a fairly glowing review of when Peter visited Sundance early this year.
I haven’t yet had a chance to check out the film, but if the panel was any indication of what to expect, it looks like it has the potential to be pretty hilarious. And after seeing Charlyne Yi‘s appearance on it, I think I’ve developed a small crush on her. You may remember Yi as the awkward stoner girl from her brief role in Knocked Up, but she’s also the lead actress and co-writer of Paper Heart. Joining her as director and co-writer is Nicholas Jasenovec, who was also in attendance.
These two are definitely ones to look out for, which is why I instantly took notice when they announced that their next project would be a whimsical “kiddie show” about the nature of storytelling, with a tone similar to that of The Princess Bride. Considering that Paper Heart features several cute sequences of cut-out puppet dramatizations, this actually sounds like a pretty comfortable fit.
Charlyne also mentioned that she was writing a comic book, which would be about “saving the world against the devil”. In it, the protagonist “rides motorcycles, shoots guns, and hangs out with Elvis”.
Truly, a woman after my own heart.
You can check out Paper Heart when it hits theaters this August 14.