Friday was a big day at Comic Con for the good folks over at Warner Brothers. Down in Hall H, the directors, producers, and stars of 7 of Warner’s upcoming stable of films took the stage to talk about their projects and treat the audience to debut clips and surprises. Up in the press room we got a chance to talk more in depth with the teams behind several of these blockbuster contenders.
The big guns come out after the jump as Denzel Washington and The Hughes Brothers talk Book of Eli, Josh Brolin and Megan Fox gunsling for Jonah Hex, and Cameron Diaz and James Marsden ponder the meaning of The Box.
Jackie Earle Haley just might be the nicest guy at Comic Con. The man best known for playing crazy (his spot on portrayal of the unstable vigilante Rorschach in Watchmen won rave reviews from critics and fan boys alike) sauntered into the room like we were all old buddies. He sat down with a great humor and genuine enthusiasm to talk about his take on another iconic pop culture icon… Freddy Krueger. “Wearing the outfit is surreal and very motivating,” remarked Haley with a reverent smile, “It’s a scary process to fill Robert Englund’s shoes. His performance is what makes Freddy. The challenge is going back in time and paying homage while rebooting. It’s a real kick to play such a mythical boogie man!”
Joined by director Samuel Bayer and producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, Jackie gave us the low down on their new, darker take on Elm Street. All the razor fingered details are after the jump.
The surreal world of Alice In Wonderland and the creative vision of Tim Burton are such a natural fit that I am almost shocked it has taken this long to come about. If the fan reaction from the first look at Disney and Burton’s latest venture is any indication, the combination is yielding even better results that could be imagined. Fortunately, Mr. Burton took time from his production schedule to show off his latest project, and to answer a few of our questions. Find out what Tim had to say about other Wonderland movies, his take on the stories, and if there’s something fishy going on between Alice and the Mad Hatter after the break.
“This was a giant, very expensive student film,” joked Jeff Bridges while discussing Disney’s upcoming Tron Legacy. “There was always a feeling of let’s figure it out.” Indeed, it seems that this spirit of pioneering was present through all aspects of the movie as Star Jeff Bridges, Director Joe Kosinski, Producer Sean Bailey, and original Tron Director/Writer Steve Lisberger (along with a few other cast member guests) discussed the future of one of the longest awaited sequels in the nerd culture lexicon. Shooting on Tron Legacy (aka Tr2n, aka Tron 2) may have only wrapped a week ago, but the Tron team had a lot to say about its future. Hit the jump to find out why the stars (and microchips) finally aligned for Tron fans, how Jeff Bridges feels about facing off against his younger self, and how this all these computer characters find their roots in the old west.