Deadline.com just learned that Summit Pictures will be bringing two movies to the con this year. Read on for details on those two and a very exciting confirmation.
The first movie they are bringing is Red; an action/comedy starring an array of interesting actors and actresses. The panel will consist of stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban. Mary Louise Parker, director Robert Schwentke, and Warren Ellis, the writer of the graphic novel in which the movie is based. Though the absence of stars Morgan Freemen and John Malkovich are a bit disappointing, any panel that includes Helen Mirren is an incredibly awesome panel. They will premiere a new trailer for the film and I expect an odd but highly amusing Q+A to follow.
The other flick that will have a panel is Drive Angry 3D. I haven’t heard anything about this film but stars Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner and director Patrick Lussier will be at the panel to present the first clips in 3D. I’m not sure if Nic Cage is enough to make me attend, but it definitely goes a long way. Deadline reports that the film revolves around a “vengeful father who hunts down the people who killed his family.”
A big announcement that isn’t directly mentioned in the article but now confirmed is that the Twilight series will not have a major panel at this year’s convention. Sure, there will likely be some booths promoting the franchise and maybe a fan panel, but the large group of attendees that just came for Twilight will be largely absent at this year’s convention. Great news for many and a big thanks to Summit for helping make many people’s con that much better.
How do you feel about the announcement? Curious about Drive Angry 3D? Bummed about the lack of Robert Pattinson? Excited about Helen Mirren? (Does that last question even need an answer?)