Cinematical, TV Squad's detached fraternal siamese twin, also at Comic-Con
by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 25th 2009 8:26PM
Even though TV Squad's very own John Scott Lewinski is fighting his way through hordes of overweight Rorschachs and pre-pubescent Chun Lis to get exclusive interviews and scoops on the newest TV news at the San Diego Comic Con, don't forget that our partners-in-crime from Cinematical are also there covering the latest flim-flam in film.
The movie side of the annual pop-culture cavalcade opened with one of the biggest names in the history of film and what could very well be one of the biggest names in the future of film. Director James Cameron screened a solid 25 minutes of his forthcoming sci-fi epic Avatar. Blogger Todd Gilchrist got a hint of the plot and special effects movie-goers can expect when the film hits theaters later this year and said it "promises to be both hugely entertaining and technically groundbreaking." Man, that's got me worried. That's what they also said about Titanic.
And mark this as the Con's first official movie rumor, the next Batman film from Christopher Nolan could start shooting as early as next year, according to Gary Oldman a.k.a. the greatest Commissioner Gordon since Neil Hamilton. Of course, Oldman prefaced his announcement by saying that you didn't hear that from him. So don't go spreading it around. Do not taunt the Oldman.
And that's just the tip of the metaphoric movie iceberg:
• A gaggle of gallery photos of the Con's "Preview Night"
• One on one interviews with Kristen Bell, Freddie Highmore and director David Bowers on Disney's big screen Astro Boy remake
• A review of Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp's CGI sci-fi goodness District 9
• An update on the Twilight sequel panel featuring the ear-shatteringly good looks of Robert Pattinson
• A big screen remake of the classic Castlevania video game franchise
• A panel Q&A with the cast and crew of the highly anticipated sequel to Tron and the film's first official trailer that premiered at last year's Comic Con
• Seth Rogen and Jonah Goldberg's big unveiling of The Green Hornet's car and a preview and interview with The Green Hornet's director Michel Gondry
• A "slow progress" report from Peter Jackson on the status of The Hobbit
• Cinematical's first and long overdue chat with uber-babe Megan Fox on how it feels to kick ass in the new Jonah Hex movie
• An update on Disney's newest animated projects including 3-D versions of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 and the new Toy Story 3
• An update from Warner Brothers on Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, Denzel Washington's Book of Eli and the latest remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street
Keep reading Cinematical for more movie greatness at this year's Comic Con.