Kevin Smith ruled the final Hall H session on Day 2 of Comic-Con (25) in his annual Q+A slot and used the occasion to enthuse about his return to film-making for what he called his best film.
If there is a theme emerging at this year’s Comic-Con it is British talent making splashy show debuts and Daniel Radcliffe did not disappoint as he delighted Hall H on Friday (25) to promote Horns.
Fox hosted a starry, two-hour Hall H presentation that featured Guillermo del Toro, Colin Firth and Samuel Jackson, the cast from The Maze Runner and a surprise appearance by rapper Biz Markie who performed his hit Just A Friend.
Sources have confirmed to Screendaily that the actor is in negotiations to star in Marvel Studios’ upcoming adaptation.
Festivals and Awards
The Purge: Anarchy generated strong buzz ahead of this weekend’s release but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the swingers.
At the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), experts discussed transmedia storytelling, where it’s at and where it could go in the near future.
Tom Rothman’s Tristar Productions has taken a major project off the independent table and acquired worldwide rights to the thriller in which Jodie Foster will direct George Clooney.
Latest box office news
Paramount and MGM’s adventure starring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock stormed into Russia on Thursday (24) on an estimated $2.6m.
Paramount Pictures International’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction will cross $700m this weekend.
Former Machinima division heads Angelo Pullen and Luke Stepleton have teamed up with ex-Ducky Dynasty executive producer Hank Stepleton and former YouTube gaming influencers Tom Cassell and Adam Montoya.