Things are starting to heat up at Comic-Con. Or maybe cool down… DreamWorks Pictures has announced that they're kicking off a Fright Night Fan Frenzy contest for Comic-Con 2011, that will include cast appearances at a Hall H panel on Friday, a party, and advance screening of the remake directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell. It all kicks off with a social media "campaign" that encourages fans to use their social feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs to share movie content and check in to real world events to collect points. At the end of each week, the fan with the most will win a killer prize.
We're now 37 days until Comic-Con 2011 kicks off down in sunny San Diego this July. As many readers know, Comic-Con is one of my favorite times of the year, as I pretty much go crazy with excitement covering all of the presentations for five days straight. The official schedule should be announced next week, but in the meantime, we've been starting to hear some buzz about what to expect and it's looking both good and bad. Given that 2012 is a pretty big year for fanboy movies, we can expect big ones like The Amazing Spider-Man, but a recent NY Times article about marketing claims some studios are staying away entirely.
Sony has officially announced via a press release that The Amazing Spider-Man, from director Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, will be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con this July, as expected. In anticipation of the July 3, 2012 release of The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D, the cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie for the first time as they address the fans at San Diego Comic-Con. They're also announcing a contest for one Spider-Man fan to be the "face of the fan" at Comic-Con, and have the opportunity to meet various actors and the filmmakers for an interview. Read on for more details!