Fox Atomic wants everyone to know that just because their big brother (20th Century Fox) has pulled out, doesn’t mean that Fox’s genre division won’t have a presence at this week’s San Diego Comic Con. Check out the press release below.
Fox Atomic Announces Presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2007
LOS ANGELES, July 23 — Fox Atomic announced today its
plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, CA
on July 26-29. The initiatives planned will include signings and giveaways
on behalf of the Fox Atomic graphic novels The Nightmare Factory (retails
9/07), 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, and The Hills Have Eyes: The
Beginning; an online sweepstakes to win the 1969 Ford Mustang from the film
Death Sentence (8/31), starring Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, and Kelly
Preston, and directed by James Wan (Saw); and a contest at the Fox Atomic
booth where fans enter to win a Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by the
cast of The Rocker, which stars Rainn Wilson and Christina Applegate.
On September 4, 2007, Fox Atomic Comics will release The Nightmare
Factory, a compilation of short stories based on the work of horror writer
Thomas Ligotti. The Nightmare Factory is the third graphic novel to be
released by Fox Atomic Comics, the graphic novel publishing arm of the
studio that enjoyed glowing reviews and exceptional sales for its debut
book 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, written by horror master Steve Niles (30
Days of Night), as well as for their second novel The Hills Have Eyes: The
Beginning, written by comics veterans Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. On
hand at the booth throughout the day to discuss these novels will be
artists Ben Templesmith, Ted McKeever, and Michael Gaydos, and writers Joe
Harris and Stuart Moore (The Nightmare Factory); writer Steve Niles and
cover artist Tim Bradstreet (28 Days Later: The Aftermath); and writers
Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning).
On behalf of Fox Atomic’s upcoming film Death Sentence (8/31), Kevin
Bacon, Garrett Hedlund, and director James Wan (Saw) will be participating
in a booth signing on Saturday, 7/28 at 3 PM. Fox Atomic will also launch
an online sweepstakes to win the 1969 Ford Mustang from the film. The
contest officially begins when the doors to Comic-Con open on Wednesday,
7/25. Fans can enter to win at the computer kiosks set up at the booth or
at the official movie website, http://www.deathsentencemovie.com, until
opening day, 8/31. Moreover, Fox Atomic will release a limited edition
poster of the film that will be exclusive to Comic-Con.
In anticipation of the forthcoming film The Rocker, starring Rainn
Wilson, Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Emma Stone, and Jeff Garlin, Fox
Atomic will launch a contest at the booth where fans enter to win a Fender
Stratocaster guitar signed by the cast. The contest commences when the
doors to Comic-Con open on Wednesday, 7/25 and closes when the Convention
ends on Sunday, 7/29.
About Fox Atomic
Fox Atomic is a culturally branded entertainment company providing
theatrical movies and digital content targeting the 17-24 year old
demographic. Their next release will be the sports comedy The Comebacks
(October 26th). Atomic also houses a graphic novel division, with
distribution through sister company HarperCollins. Their next graphic
novel, “The Nightmare Factory,” will be released on September 4th. “28 Days
Later: The Aftermath,” Atomic’s first graphic novel, hit shelves on April
3rd. Shortly following was “The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning” (July ’07).
Formed in 2006, this new entity of Fox Filmed Entertainment produces and
acquires product spanning all media platforms, and various genres.