EW's Comic-Con Preview: Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, and Drag Me to Hell!

July 18, 2008
Source: Entertainment Weekly

EW's Comic-Con Preview: Star Trek

With Comic-Con set to fire up the San Diego Convention Center in less than a week, Entertainment Weekly has published a big preview looking at just a few of the exciting films that we can look forward to seeing this year. You can check out the entire preview at that link above, but I thought it would be best to show you the only three "exciting" previews they had. First up is another new photo for Terminator Salvation, which coming off of the first teaser trailer should keep people hyped up. Second, we've got my favorite part - a new Star Trek poster for J.J. Abrams' reboot. If you remember, we updated everyone last week and confirmed that Abrams won't be attending the con, but this new poster is definitely a sweet exclusive. Lastly, we've got the first photo from Sam Raimi's upcoming horror throwback Drag Me to Hell.

Terminator SalvationStar Trek Poster

On the left is the new Terminator Salvation photo. ”Our idea is to give the film the look of Children of Men but with the velocity of Transformers,” says director McG. ”We aspire to do to Terminator what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman franchise.” On the right is the new poster for Star Trek. It's actually four different posters, one for each of the characters: Eric Bana as the villain Nero, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, and Zachary Quinto as Spock. I wish we had a higher resolution look, but we won't see that till next week, so expect that later on.

Drag Me to Hell

So apparently there's a bit more to the story of Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell than we all know right now. Alison Lohman plays a loan officer who won't give one to an old lady (Lorna Raver) and gets hexed for her heartlessness. ”She makes one bad choice, then she spends the next 80 minutes overpaying for it,” Raimi says. Sounds like the perfect throwback to Raimi's Evil Dead and Army of Darkness that we've all been waiting for! Definitely excited to see some of the first footage from this film soon enough.

That's all we've got for now, but remember this is just a preview! You can see the full list of panels and presentations that will be at this year's Comic-Con right over here. Starting next week we will have full coverage of the convention coming live from San Diego, so get some rest this weekend, enjoy The Dark Knight, and prepare for one hell of an unforgettable week of comics, movies, and more!

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TylerM on Jul 18, 2008


I really like the concept of the teaser posters. 😀 Better than the last ones...

SillySil on Jul 18, 2008


Christian Bale Still looks totally bad ass, Star Trek poster looks pretty good kinda plain in a way, though Eric Bana looks killer. Not caring to much about the drag me to hell screenshot could have gave us something better but im looking forward to all these movies, this is a great way to get me excited. Really looking forward to more news on everything to do with comic con.

Curtis on Jul 18, 2008


”Our idea is to give the film the look of Children of Men but with the velocity of Transformers,” says director McG. ”We aspire to do to Terminator what Christopher Nolan did with the Batman franchise.” I think what he's going to accomplish is more akin to what David Fincher did with the Alien franchise. That was good work though, trying to subtly remind everyone that he's got the Dark Knight starring in his film. To no one's surprise though, McG needs assistance with understanding what "subtly" means.

kevjohn on Jul 18, 2008


heeey, what do you know... it's Sylar as Spock. Man I can't wait for Star Trek! ....and what's that Land of the Lost movie?? Never even heard of it. Didn't know Will Ferrell had another movie coming out soon.

Alfredo on Jul 18, 2008


the guys got paint on his face, he must be the bad guy

bassbin on Jul 18, 2008


Hahaha, so true number 6, so true.

Ryan on Jul 18, 2008


Nah, that's a blandola Trek poster. Not a good vibe, JJ.

sleepykid on Jul 18, 2008


after i watched spider-man 3, i officially announced sam raimi sucks.

Darrin on Jul 18, 2008

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