COMIC-CON 2011

Legendary Bringing 'Pacific Rim,' 'Paradise Lost' & More to Comic-Con

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July 6, 2011

Legendary Pictures

Though their films have shown up at many a Comic-Con over the years, 2011 is the first year that Legendary Entertainment will be having their own panel to talk about some of their upcoming projects, and this will definitely get attendees excited. For the first-ever standalone panel at the convention in San Diego on Friday, July 22nd, Legendary will have panels for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, the adaptation of Paradise Lost from director Alex Proyas, the film Seventh Son, an adaptation of The Last Apprentice young adult novel, and finally the adaptation of the video game Mass Effect we heard about last May.

Here's details on who will be on each panel at Comic-Con 2011 later this month:

Pacific Rim - Acclaimed writer, producer and director, Guillermo del Toro alongside cast members including Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Rinko Kikuchi as well as screenwriter, Travis Beacham. Obviously, we hadn't heard about Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, The Brothers Bloom) joining the cast, so that's some good news. Obviously, they won't have any footage to show since production hasn't started yet, but maybe they'll have some more cast members to reveal

Seventh Son - Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian star, Ben Barnes, alongside Alicia Vikander and director, Sergei Bodrov. Sadly no sign of Julianne Moore (reported to be in the film) showing up, but maybe we'll also get some surprise cast members for this project as well. If you're looking for more information on the project, check out our previous post on this adaptation right here.

Paradise Lost - Bradley Cooper and Knowing director, Alex Proyas will be in attendance. Once again, there's no footage to be shown here, but with Bradley Cooper being the only cast member announced so far, now would be a good time to reveal more about the project. This would also be a project that could have a teaser or at least some concept art prepared to show to audiences.

Mass Effect - Game creator, Casey Hudson and screenwriter adapting the game to film, Mark Protosevich. This panel would really only be exciting for the hardcore game and film geeks out there, and since we haven't heard a scrap of news on this project, I would bet that maybe some cast will be revealed, and we might even get some sort of teaser trailer (without any shot footage) for the adaptation as well.

Of course, we'll be able to tell you exactly what's happening at Legendary Entertainment's panel (to be moderated by Hero Complex founder Geoff Boucher of the LA Times) with our coverage straight out of San Diego for the 2011 Comic-Con. Though it seems like a lot of heavy hitters are sitting out of the panel game this year, it's announcements like this that are keeping me pumped and primed for a great time at the convention this year. Guillermo del Toro always brings the hype wherever he's at, and since the other three projects here are still in development, there should be plenty to announce and reveal later this month. Stay tuned for all of our Comic-Con 2011 coverage later this month!

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  • xamel
    MASS EFFECT? :| omg =D
  • Bltzie
    I believe the Mass Effect movie panel is the biggest announcement here. 
  • Anonymous
    It really is a big announcement!
  • jah p
    Wait a minute! No Godzilla panel?What the hell is Legendary and Gareth Edwards doing?Ethan, help me out here!!
    • J.H.
      I'd like to know the same thing. Absolutely zero info on this thing. Can't be good news...
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      Not sure what to tell you. Maybe that will be a surprise at the convention, or maybe Pacific Rim is their big, epic monster destruction movie they're focusing on right now instead of moving quickly on Godzilla. We'll have to wait and see.
    • Vincent
      Im with you their, where is the Godzilla news!? Hopefully will hear something at Comic Con. Maybe their keeping it a secret so they can have a special surprise announcement at the Convention.
  • Cody W.
    Whoooa wait wait, A videogame movie being made by some of the actual developers?......NERDS REJOICE!!! OUR TIME MAY HAVE FINALLY COME!!!
  • Philip J. Fry
    so am i the only one in for paradise lost?
    • Dantheman
      Nope, don't worry Philip, you're not alone.  If anything, this is THE main project that should have the whole movie world buzzing.  The potential of Milton's work is enormous. My main fear is that it'll be overlooked by more commercial and widely known properties, such as Mass Effect et al.
    • http://www.facebook.com/breckl Breck LeSueur
      I'm a huge fan of the epic poem and could see it being an amazing movie; but with the director of Knowing behind it I lost hope of it being any good...
      • Lamar
        Knowing wasn't at all a bad movie. Besides Proyas also directed: Dark City, I,Robot, and The Crow.

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