Official Press Release
Legendary Entertainment is prepared to deliver to fans an intimate look at its upcoming movie and comic releases during the upcoming Comic-Con International 2012.Â With a strong lineup of talent, and an unforgettable viewing experience in 3D and HD, Legendary’s booth is the hub for fans to be part of the action with panel sessions, autograph signings, and giveaways – all surrounding the company’s high-profile film and comic releases.
Additionally, a select group of lucky fans will get taken behind-the-scenes for an opportunity to see exclusive footage from upcoming movies presented by Legendary and LG – hosted by Legendary’s directors and producers. For a complete list of Legendary activities at the convention, please see below:
Comic-Con International will be a true coming out party for Legendary’s Comic division. In addition to providing new details on the label’s fall release -Â The Tower ChroniclesÂ – Legendary will unveil a parade of the top names in the industry who be announcing all new IPs. The talent will be hosting a Legendary Comics panel on Thursday, July 12 at 5 pm in Room 6A. Additionally, each of them will be signing in Legendary’s booth throughout the convention.
The build-up to the release of Legendary’s first original IP,Â The Tower Chronicles, continues as Comic-Con will be the venue for the reveal of compelling assets and information. Telling the story of supernatural bounty hunter John Tower, the three-part seriesÂ features a story created by Legendary Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull. The book is beingÂ written by Matt Wagner (Grendel) and drawn by Simon Bisley (2000 AD).
On the film side, Legendary’s booth will feature the Mini Tumbler fromÂ The Dark Knight Rises, two costumes fromPacific Rim, both of which have never been seen, andÂ artwork from future films likeÂ Man of Steel.Â Additionally, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro will be signing in the booth on Friday. Legendary will also give attendees a peek inside the company’s upcoming projects with exclusive content on LG 3D and HD TVs and smartphones. For fans who want to find out the most up-to-date details and insider information on Legendary’s film slate, the company will have a presence in Hall H on Saturday.
In addition to the activities at the Legendary booth and Hall H, the company, along with consumer electronics giant LG, will be offering lucky fans an opportunity win The Pass. By following Legendary’s social media platforms or visiting the booth during the show fans will get the chance to come to the Legendary booth at a specified time each day to win a T-shirt. A group of randomly selected fans will have a bonus wrapped in their shirts – a pass to one of two special behind-closed-doors screenings to show exclusive never-been-seen content. Taking place on Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon, these screenings will provide Pass recipients the chance to watch never-before seen footage from a selection of upcoming films (although the actual films are not being announced they will be selected from a group of high-profile releases that could include, but is not limited to,Â Pacific Rim,Â Seventh Son, and more). Each screening, which will be shown on top of the line LG CINEMA 3D Smart TVs with 3D and True HD displays, will be hosted by esteemed talent associated with upcoming Legendary features.
Through a partnership with IMAX,Â the booth will showcase one of the IMAX cameras used on the production ofÂ The Dark Knight Rises. An IMAX representative on hand to answer visitors’ questions about the technology and filming process.
ABOUT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television (Legendary Television) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic.Â Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary is building a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property.Â Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are the upcomingÂ Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov; the Jackie Robinson biopicÂ 42; an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universeÂ Warcraft;Â Godzilla, based on Toho Company’s famed character; Warren Ellis’Gravel; andÂ Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts’ and BioWare’s hit videogame franchise. Upcoming Legendary releases with partner Warner Bros. include the highly anticipatedÂ Pacific Rim,Â as well as Hangover 3, Man of Steel, Jack the Giant Killer, 300: Battle of Artemisium,Â and this summer’sÂ The Dark Knight Rises.Â Previous successful Legendary and Warner Bros. releases include the critically acclaimedÂ Inception, which has been a box office smash grossing more than $823 million worldwide, as well as the global blockbustersÂ The Hangover,Â Parts IÂ andÂ IIÂ (over $1 billion worldwide total),Â Clash of the TitansÂ ($493 million worldwide),Â The Dark KnightÂ ($1 billion worldwide), andÂ 300Â ($456 million worldwide).