Comic Con: Day 3 – Twixt and The Immortals


Day 3 was a painful day considering I missed out on the one panel I wanted to see the most which was Community. Unfortunately showing up at least 2 hours before the panel wasn’t enough to warrant me getting in. So a back up plan was hastily formed by heading over to Hall H.


Twixt


First up was the upcoming thriller film Twixt directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), also in attendance was musician Dan Deacon and Val Kilmer (Batman Forever, Macgruber), with co-star Elle Fanning (Super 8, Somewhere) not in attendance.

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Francis Ford Coppola (2nd to the left) holding up the ‘creepy’ mask

To start off with, the audience were handed masks of Edgar Allan Poe which the eyes were fitted with 3D lenses. This was bizarre since I attended the Raven panel the day before, which is the fictional story of the poet. The film only has elements of 3D, rather than watching the whole film in 3D. The mask itself was uncomfortable to look at, which set the tone for the panel and the film itself.

The unofficial preview was a bizarre mish-mash of clips from the film which left me confused with only a slight understanding of the film itself. The tone was clearly captured with a gothic feel with the film being horror/thriller.

He also proceeded to demonstrate how he could essentially pick the scenes and the music at his whim and even getting the stage to chant “Nosferatu.”

I’ve never been a huge fan or the horror or thriller genre, so I was obviously not the target audience of this film. However, it was inspiring to see a well-seasoned director being so passionate about this film in terms of utilising a unique style of directing and embracing digital technology.


The Immortals



The film is a big budget, action packed Hollywood blockbuster based on Greek mythology.

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The storyline itself was not the focus of the previews, but rather the epic fight scenes mixed with special effects. As well as the 'token' sex scene between the leads Freida Pinto and Henry Cavill, which was filmed on the first day of shooting.

The Immortals panel featured an all-star cast of attendees who play either a mere mortal or a Greek God  including Henry Cavill (The Tudors), Stephen Dorff (Somewhere), Luke Evans (Blitz), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), and Kellan Lutz (Twilight).





Freida Pinto, Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz and Luke Evans.

There was also the big shout out that Henry is also starring as the ‘new’ Superman, in the upcoming film Man Of Steel.

The film looks promising but is definitely similar to 300 and Clash of the Titans in terms of being a big budget Hollywood blockbuster with an all-star cast that is jam packed with action scenes and special effects with the option to be viewed in 3D.




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