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Comic-Con 2011 Movies Schedule: Friday

Comic-Con 2011 (Hall H edition) kicked off Thursday with some exciting panels including Ridley Scott's Alien-related project, Prometheus, which had everyone talking. Even outside the Con, surprises emerged such as Hugh Jackman giving out the latest nuggets on his next "Wolverine" film that you hopefully didn't miss. 

Friday, July 22 will likely be the most exciting day of the Comic-Con 2011 convention featuring The Adventures of Tintin, the exciting motion-capture animated film from Steven Spielberg. Spielberg, who will in fact make his first Comic-Con appearance ever, ends with a Sony panel that includes The Amazing Spider-Man and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

All times listed below are Pacific Time (PT)

(11AM -12 PM) The Adventures of Tintin 

No official details, but Steven Spielberg will be in attendance to present his latest project based on the beloved comic/cartoon by Hergé.

(12:15 PM-1:15 PM) Relativity Media

Raven Directed by James McTeigue, this film is a gritty thriller in which Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who is using Poe’s own works as the basis for a string of brutal murders. Raven stars John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, Luke Evans, and Alice Eve. 

Haywire — An electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, this film is about a female covert ops specialist (mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano) who works in the deadly world of international operatives. She strikes back after she was betrayed by a confidant in her agency. Carano makes her first film and Comic-Con feature. She performs her own high-adrenaline stunts. Also appearing is director Stephen Soderbergh.

(12:45 PM - 1:45 PM) Legendary Pictures

Legendary Pictures, holding its first-ever Comic-Con panel, shares an early look at some of the movies on the company's upcoming film slate. Fans will access Legendary's plans, garner sneak peeks at their movies in preproduction, and hear from filmmakers and cast members from upcoming films: Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect. Appearing are: Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Ben Barnes, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Alicia Vikander, Alex Proyas, Sergei Bodrov, Travis Beacham, Mark Protosevich and Casey Hudson.


(1:30 PM -2:30 PM) Sony Screen Gems

Underworld 4 brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene. She escapes imprisonment to find that humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Appearing are: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Len Wiseman (producer and director of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution), and directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.

Attack the Block, from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, features a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. This is the film you’ve been hearing about since its debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin where it won the Midnight Screening Audience Award. It's funny, frightening, surprising, wildly entertaining and winning rave reviews across the country. Director Joe Cornish and producer Edgar Wright will appear.

(2:45 PM -3:45 PM) DreamWorks - Fright Night 

Fright Night is DreamWorks Pictures’ 3D reimagining of the classic horror film. Appearing are actors Colin Farrell (The Way Back), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), Dave Franco (Charlie St. Cloud), as well as director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four).

(4:00 PM -6:30 PM) Sony Pictures 

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance — After blazing a trail around the globe in the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter, Blaze is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider again, but it is the only way to protect the boy — and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Live on stage: directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) and stars Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth.

30 Minutes or Less — From Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, comes the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less. In the movie, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network and Zombieland) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The duo kidnaps Nick and force him to rob a bank. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers and their own tumultuous relationship. Appearing are: director Ruben Fleischer and actors Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Michael Peña.

Total Recall  Rekall, a company which makes tiny implants, can turn your dreams into real memories. For factory worker Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. When his procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick’s classic story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” is directed by Len Wiseman and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho, all of whom will be appearing.

The Amazing Spider-Man — The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb, is back on the big screen, shot in 3D for the first time, and will be swinging into your neighborhood on July 3, 2012. It stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man‘s new creative team will be taking a whole new direction in the unfolding saga of everyone’s favorite web-slinger. Appearing in person are producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, Director Marc Webb, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.


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