It used to be that we’d have to wait until closer to the opening of the San Diego Comic-Con to get the schedule for horror related panels, signings, and such, but this year things are a bit different. On tap for today is info on panels for Relativity Media’s The Raven and Immortals along with DreamWorks’ “Feeding Frenzy” contest and panel for Fright Night.
In addition, we have heard that Shark Night 3D will have a presence at the Con, but for now all we’ve received confirmation on are a few press-only events. As we hear more, so will you!
THE RAVEN (working title) – Release date: 3/9/12
In this gritty thriller Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) 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, the film also stars Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields 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.
DATE: Friday, July 22
11:30am – 12:00pm: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
12:15pm – 1:00pm: Official autograph signing at the Convention Center
GUESTS: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, and director James McTeigue
IMMORTALS – 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 3D 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.
DATE: Saturday, July 23
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Official autograph signing at the Convention Center
GUESTS: Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke, and producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari
FRIGHT NIGHT – Release date: 8/19/11
DreamWorks Studios is pleased to present a special insider look at its upcoming, 3D reimagining of the horror classic Fright Night at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International Convention.
Senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all — he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right; yet, no one, including Charley’s mom (Toni Collette), seems to notice! After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charley comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charley has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
DATE: Friday, July 22
Time TBD: Comic-Con Panel in Hall H
GUESTS: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, director Craig Gillespie, and screenwriter Marti Noxon.
Activities also include a fan appreciation party as well as a screening in advance of the film’s opening in theaters on August 19th.
NOTE: On Friday, June 24th, the film’s social media campaign; “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” kicks off with a chance to win a VIP trip for two to San Diego Comic-Con in partnership with Yahoo! Movies. The trip includes travel, accommodations, and admittance to all Fright Night scheduled events. “The Fright Night Feeding Frenzy” encourages fans to use their social feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to share movie content and check in to real world events to collect points. At the end of each week, the fan who has spread the frenzy the farthest wins a killer prize. Prizes are awarded weekly beginning July 1st through the film’s release on Friday, August 19th. For more info visit WelcomeToFrightNight.com.
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