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The Horror Highlights of WonderCon 2012





Saturday, March 17th

12:00-12:30 Trailer Park— The triumphant return of a WonderCon tradition! See the latest and greatest trailers for movies coming to a theater near you in the near future, some of them in 3D. Ballroom, Third Level

1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Joe Hill— WonderCon special guest Joe Hill, Eisner Award-winning creator of Locke & Key, talks about the final chapters of the series, who will be the next person to wear The Cape, IDW's Road Rage, his next novel (and accompanying comic series), and future projects. His discussion with editor Chris Ryall will be followed by a Q&A and pole-dancing demonstration. Room 213

1:15-2:15 20th Century Fox: Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...in 3D— 20th Century Fox and WonderCon attendees have two big reasons to celebrate the year's event. Sir Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define and he'll be live on stage to tell you all about Prometheus, his epic and groundbreaking new mythology. Sir Ridley and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof will screen some exclusive footage. You'll also meet this country's 16th president and first superhero -- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which explores the secret life of our greatest leader, and the untold story that shaped our nation. The filmmakers will screen special footage, which presents the visionary work of producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted), who bring a fresh and visceral voice to the classic portrayal of the bloodthirsty vampire, while imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead. Ballroom, Third Level

2:30-3:15 Open Road Films: Lockout— Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage of the highly anticipated new film Lockout. Starring Guy Pearce (Memento, The King's Speech, upcoming Prometheus) and Maggie Grace (Taken, Taken 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Parts 1 & 2). Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent (Pearce), whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter (Grace) from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security prison. Lockout was directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger from their script, co-written with Luc Besson, who is also a producer. Peter Stormare co-stars. Ballroom, Third Level

3:15-4:15 Universal Pictures: Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman— Universal Pictures will present footage and special guests from two of its upcoming epic action-adventures: Battleship (May 18) and Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1). Battleship director/producer Peter Berg will be joined by two of the stars from the film, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker, to discuss the project. Snow White and the Huntsman's director, Rupert Sanders, will answer questions about the new movie starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Ballroom, Third Level

4:15-5:30 Sony: Resident Evil: Retribution, Looper, The Amazing Spider-Man— In Resident Evil: Retribution, we learn more about Alice's mysterious past as she continues to hunt those at The Umbrella Corporation responsible for the T-virus outbreak. Appearing in person is Alice herself, Milla Jovovich, who along with writer/director Paul W. S. Anderson will host a preview and discussion of the wildly successful film franchise based on the popular video game series Resident Evil and this highly anticipated fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution in state-of-the art 3D. In addition, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and writer-director Rian Johnson come to WonderCon to give fans a first look at the futuristic action thriller Looper. And when we say, "First look," we mean it! The panel will premiere the first footage anyone anywhere has seen from this movie. Lastly, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb and star Emma Stone appear live at WonderCon to give you your Spidey fix! For the fans who haven't seen it, here is your chance to see the eight minutes of footage that the filmmakers recently presented in a 13-city global launch event. Ballroom, Third Level

6:00-7:00 Femme Fatales Revealed: Behind the Scenes of the New Hit TV Series— Meet the cast and crew of the surprise summer hit on Cinemax that Entertainment Weekly hailed as a "badass chick anthology series." Inspired by pulp novels, comic books, and classic film noir, Femme Fatales is based on the bestselling magazine of the same name. Every episode features the exploits of powerful and dangerous women who use their survival instincts to escape perilous situations and exude their inner guile. Creators and executive producers Mark A. Altman (Necessary Roughness, Castle) and Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Necessary Roughness, Elvis Van Helsing) host a panel of the show's best-known guest stars as well as its most popular and beautiful femme fatales (who will be autographing all weekend at the Femme Fatales booth), along with special surprise guests, giveaways, and an exclusive preview of the highly anticipated second season, premiering Friday, May 25, only on Cinemax. (Recommended for adult audiences.) Room 204

6:00-7:00 Horror in Comics— Whether it be in movies, TV shows, books, or comics, everyone loves to be scared. This panel focuses on horror in comics with WonderCon special guests Joe Hill (Locke & Key), Rebekah Isaacs (Angel & Faith), Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D.), Eric Powell (The Goon), and Scott Snyder (American Vampire) as they talk to the not-scary-at-all Mark Waid about things that go bump in the night in comic books. Room 213

6:30-8:30 Wizards: 35 Years Later— Director, writer, producer, and animation legend Ralph Bakshi presents a Q&A session after the premiere of his classic animated film Wizards, now remastered by FOX on Blu-ray! (Recommended for adult audiences.) Room 207

See Sunday's schedule on the following page.

Source: WonderCon

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