When Warner Bros. announced their Comic-Con schedule, the first film I looked for was “Ninja Assassin”. After all, the film arrives in theaters November 25th, so it’s a perfect movie to promote at the convention. Also, as a big fan of “V for Vendetta” (which was the last pairing of the Wachowski Brothers and director James McTeigue), “Ninja Assassin” is on my must see list. So when it wasn’t on the list of films being promoted, I was a bit concerned.
But thanks to an extremely reliable source, I can report the reason they weren’t promoting the film during their panel is because they are showing the entire film at Comic-Con. And the best part for all of you, it’s open to the public! Want to know how to go, it’s after the jump:
According to my source, the screening day and time is still being determined. They told me they’re hearing Thursday night. But while the exact info is still being figured out, I can tell you how to get tickets for the free screening.
What you need to do is go to the Warner Brothers booth on Thursday as they’re going to be giving away a limited amount of tickets. Then you’ll need to get to the theater early as it’s going to be first come first served. Meaning, even if you get tickets at the booth, you’re going to want to be at the theater early as they’re giving away more tickets than seats. It’s how they make sure the theater is full.
If you’re a fan of the Wachowski Brothers and director James McTeigue, this is a great way to see the film for free and you’d be part of the first audience getting to see it.
As someone who knows how the movie studios do business, if they’re showing the film this early, it means Warner Bros. is extremely confident in the project.
Finally, if you’re going to be at Comic-Con Wednesday for preview night and want to go to a free screening, Warner Bros. is doing one for “Orphan” the same way. They’re giving away tickets at the WB booth when the convention opens and then it’s open seating at the theater. Since nothing goes on Wednesday night, this could be a great way to spend the evening.
If I get any more info about the screenings, I’ll post an update.