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I’m sure we’d all like to know upfront who’s going to be present at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, but unfortunately it doesn’t happen that way. Usually details roll out little by little months before the annual event takes place. So far the biggest news came from the announcement a while back that New Moon would have a panel, and now over at /Film they’ve found some more exhibition goodies to share.

  • Richard Kelly, the man who brought you Donnie Darko revealed that he would make an appearance at this year’s convention to promote his upcoming film, The Box. It stars Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, and Frank Langella and is described as a sci-fi thriller.  The three actors and director will be on hand for the film’s panel on Friday, July 24th at the Warner Bros presentation.
  • Speaking of the WB, there are rumors circulating that there may be a secret preview screening of James McTeigue’s Ninja Assassin (I hope so, I need this film in my life)!
  • On the indie film front, Derrick Comedy’s movie Mystery Team will have a booth on the convention floor, as well as a screening, and a panel presentation. Writers/stars Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, and DC Pierson, producer Meggie McFadden, and director/editor Dan Eckman will all be present to interact with the fans.

So far so good! I’m the most excited for any and everything that has to do with Ninja Assasin. I hope the speculation about a secret screening is more fact than fiction.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s Comic Con? Who do you want to hold a panel presentation?