MINUTEMAN World Premiere at Comic-Con 2010

With a week left until the start of Comic-Con 2010 there’s a flurry of information coming out to detail the latest additions to the show. Today we get wind that MINUTEMAN has joined the 2010 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. The war thriller will make its debut on Friday July 23rd at 1:20PM for all to see with no word about a repeated screening.

Some words on MINUTEMAN for the masses:

The film revolves around Captain Lance Deakin who, after returning to civilian life as a Texas rancher, is haunted by flashbacks of MINUTEMAN, a hyper violent video game he was playing while on tour in Iraq. Exhibiting strange powers in real life, Lance is pulled deeper and deeper into the vortex of his memory, slowly realizing that the military turned him and his men into brainwashed super-soldiers to perform top secret missions. While Lance is desperately trying to piece together what happened to him, Lance’s former comrades are closing in on him and Becca, his fiance, to take them out. Lance is quickly running out of time to uncover the truth and save the woman he loves.

MINUTEMAN, the Video Game has been designed by Southern Methodist University’s Guild Hall graduate students and Longhorn Skull Productions, LLC. It is an interactive war game that shows the film’s Minuteman characters in combat action. Cutting between the video game and the movie enhances the mystery, power and adrenaline rush of the film.

Girls Gone Genre panel hits Comic-Con 2010

While the first part of the event name makes one think of scantily clad young women, the panel isn’t about that. Girls Gone Genre brings out women who are integral parts of the entertainment industry, focusing on questions for newcomers to the field and how it feels to swim with the sharks.

The Panel will take place in room 24ABC on Friday July 23rd from 5-6pm, the panelists include:

  • Felicia Day – Writer/Producer “The Guild” (web series and comic), Actress “The Guild,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Dollhouse,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.”
  • Kathryn Immonen – Writer: “Patsy Walker: Hellcat,” “Runaways,” “Heralds
  • Laeta Kalogridis – Screenwriter/Producer: Shutter Island , Ghost in the Shell, Bionic Woman, Avatar
  • Marti Noxon – Screenwriter/Producer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Fright Night, I Am Number Four
  • Melissa Rosenberg – Screenwriter/Producer: Dexter, The Twilight Saga
  • Gail Simone – Writer: “Wonder Woman,” “Birds of Prey”

Ubisoft announces Comic-Con 2010 lineup

Comic-Con is coming fast, with only a week left until the big show Ubisoft has released their panel schedule and games at the show. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World The Game, Just Dance 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will all be on tap. To help out those who can’t make the pilgrimage to San Diego this year, Ubisoft will also be handing out prizes over their Twitter accountand updates throughout the show.

Ubisoft Panels:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Thursday, July 22nd from 3:30–4:30 pm, room: 7AB
Development team members from Ubisoft Montreal will discuss the next iteration of the critically acclaimed, multi-million unit selling franchise – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Attendees will learn about the new multiplayer mode, a first for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and get an exclusive preview of new multiplayer characters. The panel will feature an in-depth look at the story and art of the Brotherhood and the return of Ezio, now a legendary Master Assassin, as he journeys into Italy’s greatest city, Rome, to strike at the heart of the enemy. The session will also go beyond the Brotherhood to discuss the Assassin’s Creed universe as a multimedia entertainment experience.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier: Saturday, July 24th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, room: 25ABC
Hollywood and Ghost Recon are joining forces. Ubisoft and Little Minx, a company of Ridley Scott and Associates (RSA), present Oscar-winning director François Alaux (Logorama), associate producer and technical advisor to all RSA films Harry Humphries, BAFTA Film Award nominee and director of cinematography Trent Opaloch, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider video game studio producer, Adrian Lacey, in a panel discussing the upcoming Ghost Recon short film, and connections between the film and the game. Additional details about the panel will be revealed soon.

For those not familiar with Twitter, check out @Ubisoft here.

Comic-Con exclusives list up!

It’s that time of year again, Comic-Con is just around the corner and the exclusives for the Con are finally here! While the list is too long to discuss in full detail here, there are a few toys that really stand out (for me anyway.)

First up is the BioShock “Big Sister Unmasked” 7-inch figure by NECA with a production run of 2,000. The figures that NECA has released in the BioShock series have been awesome thus far so this one will undoubtedly not be a disappointment. Not only do you get the Eleanor Lamb Big Sister but you also get a little sister complete with her little Big Daddy doll. The rest of this series has done quite well and at a $20.00 dollar price tag this figure is a bargain and will surely sell out.

Next is the Mr. Toast Devil Bacon plush exclusive. This exclusive is a nice follow up to last years Vampire Toast exclusive and is adorable. Devil Bacon, the bacon previously known as Shaky Bacon, comes in at a towering 11-inches tall and is detailed with horns and a tail. He is only $10.00 dollars and is limited to a production run of 1,000.

Finally, there will be a DC Direct Designs Battle Damaged Batman based on the amazing Batman: Arkham Asylum video game. While there are still no photos available of this figure, it looks like Graphitti Designs will be selling this figure in coordination with DC Direct and will be a must have. DC Direct will be releasing waves 1 and 2 of the Arkham Asylum collection in January and February of 2011 (respectively) so this figure will be a nice teaser to get us ready for rest of the Batman line! This figure has a production run of 4,000 and a price tag of $20.00.

A full list of exclusives and available photos can be found at:
http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_exclusives.php