Studios Take Comic-Con by Storm
Warner Bros. Home Video: 300 and BLADE RUNNER Final Cut -- First up, 300 creator Frank Miller, director Zack Snyder, stars including Lena Headey and David Wenham, producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, and other special guests are on hand to discuss the groundbreaking film and its highly anticipated July 31 DVD release. Be the first to see a clip not included in the theatrical release! Then it's the 25th Anniversary BLADE RUNNER "Final Cut." Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Hannibal) has created a new, definitive version of this landmark film, with scenes and special effects that have never been shown before. Catch this first preview of the new version by the legendary director of the final, authoritative. and best presentation of one of the most acclaimed science fiction films of the 20th century. This presentation will feature unseen clips from the new cut as well as a look behind the scenes that will be featured on the upcoming DVD box set. The panel includes Ridley Scott, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Joe Turkel, James Hong, Syd Mead (designer/futurist), Mark Stetson (FX) and DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika. Hall H
STAR WARS at 30 Years with Steve Sansweet -- This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the STAR WARS saga, and its indelible influence on popular culture. We've got 30 years of great memories thanks to the galaxy far, far away, but there are also great things to come, too. Join Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet for a little STAR WARS nostalgia, a review of the 30th anniversary year so far, and a look at what's new and what's coming for STAR WARS. Hall H
Saturday, July 28
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
THE SIMPSONS -- Having just aired its 400th episode, THE SIMPSONS has now released its first feature film. Join members of the team responsible for both and find out how they did it, including Matt Groening (creator/exec producer), Al Jean (executive producer/head writer), David Mirkin (former exec producer), Matt Selman (exec producer), Michael Price (co-exec producer), David Silverman (director of THE SIMPSONS MOVIE), Don Payne (consulting producer), and Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson). Moderated by Bill Morrison. Hall H
Rogue/Focus Studios -- Rogue Pictures invites you to preview a few of their upcoming releases, including BALLS OF FURY (with appearances by Robert Ben Garant, Tom Lennon and Dan Fogler), THE STRANGERS (with appearances by Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman and writer/director Bryan Bertino), and DOOMSDAY (with appearances by Rhona Mitra and Neil Marshall), plus other surprise appearances and announcements! Hall H
Disney -- Disney and Disney-Pixar showcase two upcoming films with this exclusive Comic- Con presentation!
* THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN -- Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present never-before-seen footage and a Q&A panel with the filmmakers of the second installment of the epic fantasy adventure series! Be sure to collect the exclusive PRINCE CASPIAN Comic-Con poster, designed by fans on Narnia.com, and selected by director Andrew Adamson!
* WALL*E -- From Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton (FINDING NEMO), WALL*E is the story of one robot's comic adventures as he chases his dream across the galaxy. Meet director Andrew Stanton and sound designer Ben Burtt (STAR WARS) as they present a first look at Disney*Pixar's next animated adventure. Hall H
Marvel Studios -- Marvel Studios proudly presents its Summer 2008 blockbuster lineup. First up, in association with Universal Pictures, comes Marvel's exciting new take on superhero icon THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, director Louis Leterrier and producers Avi Arad, Gale Anne Hurd and Kevin Feige will be on hand to discuss. Next up, in association with Paramount Pictures, Marvel is proud to present the big screen debut of legendary Marvel hero IRON MAN. Director Jon Favreau, producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, and Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., are proud to unveil exclusive, never before seen footage from the film. Don't miss this sneak peak at two of comics' biggest superheroes that is sure to be full of surprises. Hall H
Columbia/Screen Gems -- This panel showcases three great new films from Screen Gems and Columbia!