Details on The Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival are starting to emerge. Today Hero Complex announced that Warren Beatty and his 1990 film Dick Tracy will open the festival. The celebrated director and actor will be on hand to discuss the film and its legacy following a screening. Additionally, the line-up of films and talent that will be featured at the festival has been released. One of the sure-to-be highlights of the festival is Richard Donner discussing the making of Superman and Superman II, with an appearance by Geoff Johns.
The festival will also feature the pairing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and 2009’s Star Trek. Khan director Nicholas Meyer and Trek writers/producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof will be present for the post-screening discussion. Additionally, Jon Favreau will screen Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and footage from Cars 2 will be shown, with supervising animator Shawn Mullins on hand to chat about making the flick. Geoff Boucher is hosting the event which takes place June 9th-12th at the Chinese Six Theater.
One of the best geek reporters in the mainstream media today is Geoff Boucher of the Los Angeles Times who writes the blog Hero Complex. Well, tickets just went on sale for his first ever Hero Complex Film Festival taking place June 11-13 at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA.
First up on June 11 is a screening Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home followed by a Q&A with Leonard Nimoy. Then, on Saturday June 12 there will be a double feature of Insomnia and The Dark Knight with a Christopher Nolan Q&A sandwiched in between. Finally, on Sunday June 13, Ridley Scott will do a Q&A between a double feature of Alien and Blade Runner.
Hit the jump to find out how to get tickets and to hear a bit about what the directors will talk about.