Mark Wahlberg, Guillermo Del Toro and Chloe Moretz highlight Comic-Con 2010's Friday movie panels
After Thursday's star-packed marathon in Hall H was announced it was hard to believe the Comic-Con programmers could top it, but instead they wisely eased off the pedal to fill a less hectic Friday slate. The movie panels of the day are highlighted by Nic Cage's previously announced return for "Drive Angry 3D," Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's promoting "The Other Guys," Guillermo Del Toro's new thriller "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," Seth Rogen and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz pushing Michel Gondry's "The Green Hornet" and a very familiar moderator for Universal's "Skyline" panel. Here's a quick rundown of the Friday movie presentation highlights overall.
"Drive Angry 3D"
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Who: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner as well as the filmmakers.
Lowdown: Have some coffee before you get to the Hall, because "Drive Angry" ain't no PG-rated "Sorcerer's Apprentice." What else would you expect from the filmmakers behind "Bloody Valentine 3-D"?
Who: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Jessica Szohr, Steven R. McQueen, Kelly Brook and Adam Scott.
Lowdown: The second 3-D film of the day wants to make sure you don't go in the water. Will fans actually see footage in 3-D? It is the Weinstein Company...
Who: Donald Faison (Scrubs), Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 24), David Zayas (The Expendables, Dexter), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek), and Brittany Daniel (Club Dread) and moderated by Drew McWeeney.
Lowdown: Rogue and Universal Picture's big Sci-Fi flick that's hitting theaters in Nov. Oh, and it's going to be moderated by none other than HitFix's Drew McWeeny. How can you skip that?
Who: Live Tyler, Rainn Wilson, Nathan Fillion and director James Gunn.
Lowdown: Harking back to the pre-studio days of the Con, "Super" is an indie action comedy from the writer and director of "Slither" still looking for distribution. The reaction of footage from the Hall H crowd may go miles in either helping or hurting it's theatrical chances.
"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"
Who: Guillermo del Toro and director Troy Nixey
Lowdown: Will star Katie Holmes make a surprise appearance? And who owns this Miramax thriller? Or, more importantly, who is distributing it?
"The Other Guys" and "The Green Hornet"
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Who: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes and director Adam McKay Seth Rogen, Michel Gondry, Christoph Waltz,
Lowdown: Ferrell is back for day two at his inaugural con, Wahlberg and Mendes are making return appearances, but everyone will be most curious about "The Green Hornet" footage. Reaction to the first trailer was very mixed. Can Gondry and Rogen sell the faithful on their vision for the untraditional hero?
Entertainment Weekly: Girls Who Kick Ass: A New Generation of Heroines
Who: Jenna Malone, Anna Tov, Chloe Moretz, Adrianne Palicki, Ellen Wong, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Lowdown: Usually these group panels are hit or miss, but this crew seems as though they will be a lot of fun to listen to and quiz for an hour. They may be girls who kick ass, but thankfully they aren't divas.
Look for continuing updates on Comic-Con 2010 before and during the annual pop culture extravaganza on HitFix.
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
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