SHARK NIGHT 3D
Release date: 9/2/11
A sexy summer weekend turns into a blood-soaked nightmare for a group of college students trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators in Shark Night 3D, a terrifying thrill ride from director David Ellis (The Final Destination, Snakes On a Plane), featuring a red-hot young cast including Sara Paxton (Superhero Movie, Last House on the Left), Dustin Milligan (“90210,” Slither), Chris Carmack (“The O.C.”), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider Man) and Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny).
Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast.
But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.
Sara Paxton (Sleepover, Superhero Movie), Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny), Dustin Milligan (Final Destination 3), Chris Carmack (The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Sinqua Walls (From the Head), Alyssa Diaz (Red Dawn) and director David Ellis (Snakes on a Plane).
Wednesday, July 20 – Private Press Event (please contact publicists for more information)
Thursday, July 21 – Press day with talent
Release date: 1/20/12
Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano (American Gladiators) makes her feature film debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. The film’s talented cast also includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), Bill Paxton (Titanic), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Michael Angarano (Almost Famous).
In Haywire, an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. The film is produced by Gregory Jacobs (Ocean’s Trilogy) and written by Lem Dobbs (The Limey).
Gina Carano (MMA Champion) and director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven)
Friday, July 22
11:00am – 11:25am: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
11:45am – 12:30pm: Official autograph signing at the Convention Center
1:00pm: Official Comic-con step & repeat and select press interviews
THE RAVEN (working title)
Release date: 3/9/12
In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster).
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper—part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story.
Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe’s writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author’s help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer’s next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it’s too late.
John Cusack (Being John Malkovich, 2012), Luke Evans (Immortals, The Three Musketeers), Alice Eve (Men In Black III) and director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta)
Friday, July 22
11:30am – 12:00pm: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
12:15pm – 1:00pm: Official autograph signing at the Convention Center
1:30pm: Official Comic-con step & repeat and select press interviews
Release date: 11/11/11
Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful.
The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.
As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.
Henry Cavill (Zach Snyder’s upcoming Superman: Man of Steel), Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers, Clash of the Titans), Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga), Stephen Dorff (Somewhere), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and producers Mark Canton (300) and Gianni Nunnari (300).
Saturday, July 23
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Official autograph signing at the Convention Center
4:00pm: Official Comic-con step & repeat and select press interviews
I know nothing about video games. Comic books are my forte, so getting a pass and having the opportunity to go to one of the biggest video game conventions of the year seemed almost wasted on me. However, I will confess I did have a good time and did take a lot of pictures for the people who couldn’t attend.
As I walked up to the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown, I already knew I was headed for a long day. There were huge displays of a toilet bowl, a cart full of boxers and thongs (a swag giveaway), and a pile of trash to greet all the con goers.
I got there about 10 minutes before the con was set to open, and was greeted by the site of thousands of people walking around, and a huge setup of Rock Band that greeted all the con goers.
Inside, I was greeted by the sight of hundreds of different video game consoles going on at once. Each company was promoting their newest game, newest systems, and other merchandise. And of course, what would E3 be without the beautiful booth babes hired to entice video game geeks over, and the free swag? I will admit that the booth babes this year far surpass the previous year’s, and was personally my favorite part of the whole con. :)
G-4 had a huge display with a Donkey Kong machine and a man’s quest to beat the highest score. Some of the other cool sights included a TMNT game display with awesome giveaways, and the Batmobile!
I had a great time watching the demos and seeing the booth babes, not to mention the E-3 swag! I wish I could have gone for 3 days instead of one, but work called. Some of the best presentations were by the Splinter Cell Conviction group, the Final Fantasy XIII, and God of War 3. Maybe I’ll become a gamer yet…