New York may be a long way from Hollywood, but a few upcoming genre films will be showcased at this weekend’s New York Comic Con.
NYCC may not have the sheer number of movie panels that Comic Con International had, but fans will still get to see exclusive previews for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Evil Dead, Carrie and several other genre films. There’s also a rumor that Marvel will be debuting new footage from Iron Man 3, but there isn’t a specific Marvel movies panel on the schedule.
We’ve assembled a brief list of the best film panels from this year’s NYCC. If you love genre films and you’re at the show, this is where you need to be. For everyone else, check back with CraveOnline all weekend long for breaking updates!
Friday, October 12
Christopher Lloyd Q&A Panels & Screenings
Friday October 12 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm @ Room 1A10
Great Scott!" Christopher Lloyd is holding a Q&A session just for NYCC Fans!
Inside “The Batmobile”
Friday October 12 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ IGN Theater
No vehicle has ever captured fans' imagination like the Batmobile. Be among the first to see the entire one-hour documentary, “The Batmobile,” that brings together all five incarnations, and goes on an in-depth examination from the impressive history to the construction of this iconic character.
The documentary features a distinguished array of Batman experts and filmmakers including Adam West; George Barris, designer of the famed 1966 Batmobile; respected producer/author Michael Uslan (The Boy Who Loved Batman); Andy Smith, builder of the modern-day Dark Knight "Tumblers"; Tim Burton, Director of Batman (1989) & Batman Returns; Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin; Christian Bale; and Christopher Nolan, Director of The Dark Knight Trilogy. "The Batmobile" documentary is directed by Roko Belic and produced by Tara Tremaine for Warner Home Entertainment.
Sean Astin Q&A
Friday October 12 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Room 1A10
Whether you know him as Mikey, Rudy or Samwise Gamgee, join actor Sean Astin for an hour as he discusses his career and answers your questions!
Open Road Films Presents: SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D
Friday October 12 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm @ IGN Theater
Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage from the movie based on the groundbreaking video game franchise, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill. Experience footage from the unparalleled horror experience starring Kit Harington (HBO’s Game of Thrones) and Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins), directed by Michael J Bassett.
From "Batman" to "The Dark Knight Rises": How a Boy Who Loved Batman Brought a Dark and Serious Batman to the Silver Screen
Friday October 12 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm @ Room 1A08
Michael Uslan, Originator and Executive Producer of all the Batman movies through "The Dark Knight Rises" and author of his memoir, THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN, tells his story how a blue-collar kid from Jersey managed to buy the movie rights to Batman and endured a ten year struggle of rejection from Hollywood in his mission to show the entire world what the true Batman as created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger was really like.
Friday October 12 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm @ Room 1E07
Legendary Entertainment brings a high-profile group of its top creative talent on the comics side to present a behind-the-scenes look at its upcoming slate of projects. The talent for the panel will be highlighted by Guillermo del Toro, who will be joined by Legendary Comics Editor-In-Chief Bob Schreck, Matt Wagner (writer of The Tower Chronicles) and a high-profile list of surprise guests. The panel is hosted by The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick. Del Toro and each of the surprise guests will deliver breaking news regarding upcoming projects. Fans will be provided with first-look access to new content and the opportunity to ask questions of their favorite creators.
THE SCRIBBLER Movie!
Friday October 12 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm @ Room 1A23
Come get the lowdown on THE SCRIBBLER! This R rated thriller with an all star cast is set to hit screens in 2013.
TheOneRing.net: The Truth About The Hobbit
Friday October 12 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm @ Room 1A14
The Hobbit movie is imminent just at the book turns 75. With on-set visits, intrepid reporting, and the pulse of fans worldwide, TheOneRing.net staff shred rumors, answer questions, share New Zealand images-but not as part of the official publicity machine.
Saturday, October 13
Violet and Daisy
Saturday October 13 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Room 1A10
Geoffrey Fletcher won an Academy Award® for writing the screenplay of PRECIOUS. So how does he follow that up? With this most unexpected film that also marks his directorial debut, the darkly humorous and visually stunning VIOLET & DAISY. The story of two teenage assassins, Violet (Alexis Bledel, SIN CITY, “Mad Men”) and Daisy (Academy Award®-nominated Saoirse Ronan, HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES) are best friends in life and partners at work.
When they accept what they think will be a routine job, their target (James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos”, IN THE LOOP) instead provides them with a life-altering experience. Also featuring Danny Trejo and Academy Award®-nominated actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get an advance glimpse of this long-awaited film, complete with a conversation with Geoffrey Fletcher moderated by Carrie Fisher!
Bill Paxton and John McLaughlin's "Seven Holes For Air" Introduction
Saturday October 13 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm @ Room1E13
Join award winning actor/director/producer Bill Paxton (Aliens, Frailty, Big Love, True Lies, Hatfields & McCoys), writer John McLaughlin (Hitchcock, Black Swan, Splinter Cell), David Uslan (Producer, Graphicly) and Eric Reid (Literary Agent at William Morris Endeavor) on an all-star panel introducing their new graphic novel "Seven Holes For Air".
Whether you're a fanboy or a pop-culture fanatic, you won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to interact with some of Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars. Moderated by Michael Uslan (Executive Producer of the Batman franchise).
Saturday October 13 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm @ IGN Theater
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Appearing in person: Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor and Director James Wan.
Saturday October 13 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm @ IGN Theater
From Oscar®-winning* director Barry Levinson, Roadside Attractions, and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.
Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge, Maryland. Starring Kristen Connolly (Cabin in the Woods). Appearing on the panel to present exclusive footage will be legendary director Barry Levinson (BBC's Copper, Rain Man, Diner, Good Morning Vietnam, Wag the Dog).
GENRE-BENDERS: Out-of-the-box Science-Fiction and Fantasy Novels that blur the lines of fantasy, SF, horror, romance, steampunk, you name it!
Saturday October 13 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm @ Room 1A01
Join authors in a discussion about stories that can’t be bound by the constraints of any genre. Whether mixing elements of romance with horror, or fantasy with thrillers, these authors show that a good tale can be spun from multiple traditions. Cici James, co-founder of Singularity&Co, will moderate. Featuring authors Lia Habel (DEARLY, DEPARTED), Jill Archer (DARK LIGHT OF DAY), Benjamin Tate (LEAVES OF FLAME), Steven Walker (THE BATTLE OF BLOOD AND INK), Kalayna Price (Alex Craft novels), Steve Bein (DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD) and Myke Cole (Shadow Ops series).
Saturday October 13 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ IGN Theater
Alcon Entertainment’s “Beautiful Creatures” is a supernatural love story set in the South which tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. The film is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Appearing in person: Alden Ehrenreich, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Zoey Deutch, writer/director Richard LaGravenese, authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Saturday October 13 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm @ IGN Theater
A reimagining of the classic Stephen King horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Appearing in person: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and director Kimberly Peirce. Please join all of us from Screen Gems to ask questions and see exclusive footage!
Saturday October 13 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm @ IGN Theater
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up long-dormant demons that possess each of those friends in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Appearing in person: Producer (as well as the original Ash himself) Bruce Campbell, star Jane Levy (TV's Suburgatory) and director Fede Alvarez.
Sunday, October 14
Tom Felton Q&A
Sunday October 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Room 1A10
Join everyone's favorite bad boy of the Wizarding World, Draco Malfoy, for a Q&A session especially for NYCC Fans!
Resolution - Tribeca Film
Sunday October 14 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm @ Room 1A14
Two friends. One a junkie forced to go cold turkey in an isolated cabin. Mysterious forces. Personal demons. Dark humor. Genre-bending horror filmmaking that'll make your head explode. RESOLUTION. “A smart and subversive take on some of the most recognizable themes and ideas found in horror cinema,” (FEARnet) RESOLUTION won’t be out until January 2013 in theaters and On Demand from Tribeca Film, so don’t miss this special sneak preview!
Ian McDiarmid Spotlight
Sunday October 14 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm @ Room 1E13
Give in to the Dark Side of The Force! At least for an hour. Ian McDiarmid will be discussing his prolific career and his role as the most ambitious villain ever to grace a galaxy far, far away.
Exclusive 6 Minute Scene and Panel from THE COLLECTION
Sunday October 14 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm @ Room 1A23
LD Entertainment presents THE COLLECTION panel presentation and exclusive clip. Join us for a never-before-seen 6 minute clip from the film and a panel discussion with writer-director Marcus Dunstan (THE COLLECTOR, SAW IV, V, VI, VII, GOD OF WAR), writer Patrick Melton (THE COLLECTOR, SAW IV, V, VI, VII, GOD OF WAR), Josh Stewart (THE COLLECTOR, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), and Emma Fitzpatrick (THE SOCIAL NETWORK)!