BFI Presents The Empire Movie-Con

Movie-Con 2008!
London BFI, August 16 - 17 2008

Empire and the BFI joined forces this weekend to bring Movie-Con to Londons Southbank. This brand new event showcased exclusive footage from some of the most exciting movies coming your way in the coming months, ranging from Watchmen to Wolfman, from Twilight to Terminator Salvation. If you werent lucky enough to be there then you can enjoy some of the highlights here, including descriptions of footage shown and video Q&As with the likes of Guy Ritchie, Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons, Bolt producer Clark Spencer and many more.

The BFI and Empire would like to thank everyone involved in helping make this event such an amazing success, including Contender Films, Disney, Icon, Lionsgate, Momentum, Paramount, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros and all the filmmakers for supplying fantastic footage and posters for attendees. We also want to thank our special guests Dirk Blackman, Dave Gibbons, Jack Huston, Jon Mone, Guy Ritchie, Clark Spencer and Mark Strong for submitting themselves to a grilling at the hands of a movie-savvy crowd.

Thanks to Activision, Apple, Bad Taste Bears, Nerdoh, Optimum, Sega and Titan Books for providing so many prizes, and to Activision for providing attendees with the first play of the brilliant Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game.

Most of all we want to thank all of you who came along and proved to be such a wonderful audience. The event wouldnt have been possible without you and we look forward to seeing you all again next year for an even bigger and better Movie-Con.

Mark Dinning, Editor