Relativity Films to bring HAYWIRE, THE RAVEN, IMMORTALS, and SHARK NIGHT 3D to San Diego Comic-Con
With the big guns like SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and THE AVENGERS bowing out of Comic-Con this year, it’s left the playing field wide open for the smaller projects to have some big panels to impress the fanboys and girls. Relativity Films has just announced their slate of panels and films attending this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con and it looks very promising.
The biggest news is that director Steven Soderbergh is attending his first ever Comic-Con for his martial arts flick HAYWIRE, along with the film’s star Gina Carano. The film is an “electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency.” The film’s got an all-star cast that also includes Michael Fassbender (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS), Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton, and Michael Douglas. HAYWIRE will be in Hall H on Friday, July 22 at 11AM.
Immediately following HAYWIRE, THE RAVEN will have its own panel in Hall H with John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, and director James McTeigue. This gritty thriller follows Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) as he joins up with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a serial killer. The film also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, but they will not be a part of the panel.
Tarsem Singh’s IMMORTALS will have a star-studded panel in Hall H on Saturday, July 23 at 1PM. The 3D film is an epic tale of treachery, vengeance, and destiny following a power-mad king, played by Mickey Rourke, as he razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapn, the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of the world. A heroic young villager (Henry Cavill) rises up against him, with the help of an oracle (Freida Pinto), for a final desperate battle for the future of all humanity. While SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL won’t be attending, Henry Cavill will be there for the panel, along with Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff.
The last film Relativity is bringing to the con will not have a panel, but will have a presence on the floor. SHARK NIGHT 3D looks to be following in the PIRANHA 3D vein: sexy co-eds, lots of gore, and a little tongue in cheek. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“Arriving by boat at her family’s Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara (Sara Paxton) and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast.
But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.”
Directed by David Ellis (SNAKES ON A PLANE), it stars Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Chris Zylka, and Katharine McPhee and will be released September 2, 2011.
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