Official Press Release
San Francisco – Northern California’s largest comic book and pop culture convention celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Moscone West Convention facility this
February 10-12, 2006, and Hollywood will join the fun.
Friday, February 10th features a special look at the upcoming MirrorMask DVD from the Jim Henson Company. Also, on Friday night, WonderCon presents a special screening of New Line Cinema’s, Running Scared, starring Paul Walker and directed by Wayne Cramer (The Cooler), at a nearby theater. Both Walker and Cramer will be on hand to answer questions from the audience.
Saturday, February 11th has wall-to-wall studio presentations as Focus Features gives a look at their new film Brick, with star Joseph Gordon-Levitt on hand to talk about the movie. 20th Century Fox then offers a peek at two new features Pathfinder with director Marcus Nispel in attendance and an updated version of The Omen with director John Moore present.
Fox Searchlight is up next with a look at the re-imagining of the classic horror film, The Hills Have Eyes, with original director Wes Craven present, this time serving as producer. Then it’s J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and Alias to talk about directing Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Mission Impossible: III. And filmmaker Kevin Smith takes center stage for a rollicking 90-minute question and answer session on his past films and his upcoming sequel to the very popular cult classic Clerks.
Pixar is also celebrating its 20th anniversary and will offer a presentation on the history of one of the most successful animation studios along with an exclusive look at their next film, Cars, due out this summer.
Deborah Kara Unger (White Noise) talks about her new horror film Silent Hill, from TriStar Pictures. And then fan-favorite Bryan Singer takes the stage to discuss what an Entertainment Weekly online poll has called the most eagerly awaited film of 2006, Superman Returns from Warner Bros. In addition, Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet returns to WonderCon to show us there’s more to come from the monumental Star Wars saga.
Also on Saturday, Lionsgate presents the world premiere screening of the much-anticipated new animated film, Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, in an exclusive event at WonderCon.
On Sunday, February 12th WonderCon plays host to an exclusive, never-before-seen Spongebob Squarepants cartoon from Nickelodeon as well as a sneak peek at the second season premiere of the popular Avatar, The Last Airbender.
Sunday also features a sneak peek at the new SCI FI Channel series, Eureka, with co-creator Andrew Crosby and star Colin Ferguson (Coupling) in attendance. And comics great and film director Frank Miller (Sin City) is featured in his very own spotlight panel to discuss his past and upcoming projects.
Plus 20th Century Fox Home Video presents an exclusive look at the first three chapters of Broken Saints, the ground breaking web series coming out on DVD later this year.
And those are just the Hollywood programs. For a complete rundown on the entire goings on at 20th anniversary of WonderCon, visit www.comic-con.org.
WonderCon is produced by Comic-Con International, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
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