Movie-Con 2010

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Thor Footage Confirmed!

Another sensational confirmation of Movie-Con III goodness. Thor is coming to the 'Con!

Yes, Marvel's Norse God of Thunder - played by Chris Hemsworth - will be making an appearance at Empire and the BFI's sensational three-day event, in the form of some lovely footage. And that's not all - Thor director, Kenneth Branagh, will be there in person to talk us through the process of bringing the blond-haired behemoth to life.

The Thor panel will kick off the second day of Movie-Con III on Saturday, around 10am. Be there bright and early - Odin commands it!

Paul Footage Confirmed

We're delighted to announce that we'll be screening footage from Paul, the latest film from the fertile minds of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost!

The sci-fi comedy, which stars Pegg and Frost as two British geeks who hook up with a wise-ass alien while on a road trip across America, isn't out until next year. But we'll have your first look at the film - including the title character (voiced by Seth Rogen) on Sunday afternoon.

Directed by Greg Mottola, Paul also stars Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Sigourney Weaver, John Carroll Lynch and Jeffrey Tambor. The footage is an absolute scream, so don't miss it.

More Movie-Con Details Revealed!

With just a couple of days to go until Empire and the BFI's Movie-Con III kicks off, the confirmed details are coming thick and fast. Accordingly, we're delighted to announce the Sony line-up, which will debut on Sunday morning (time TBC).

Movie-Con attendees will get the chance to wrap their peepers around footage from upcoming Sony movies, including Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen's The Green Hornet 3D, Priest In 3D, The Other Guys, sci-fi blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles, Resident Evil: Afterlife (also in 3D), David Fincher's The Social Network, and Salt.

We'll also have exclusive, blood-spattered footage from Robert Rodriguez' Machete, which did not play officially at Comic-Con. All very exciting...

Start Times Announced

Only three more sleeps until the year's (arguably) defining cinematic event. That's right, Movie-Con is on. The festivities begin on Friday evening - that's August 13, date fans - with Sly Stallone's epic cordite-athon The Expendables, and wrap up on Sunday night with an exclusive screening of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, squeezing in two days of star appearances, exclusive clips and trailers and, of course, Kim Newman's Bastard-Hard Movie Quiz between the two.

"We know, we know," we hear you say. What you probably don't know is it all gets underway at 7.30pm on Friday evening. Get down to the BFI at 7pm to find your seats and prepare yourself for the ultimate '80s style feast of biceps 'n' kaboom.

Also on the Movie-Con runsheet is footage from Let Me In, Buried, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Cowboys & Aliens.

First Details Announced: The Expendables, Tron: Legacy, Preview Screenings

With just a fortnight to go until Empire’s sensational Movie-Con III – our celebration of all things cinema, in partnership with the BFI – we know that you guys are chomping at the bit for as much info as we can spare. While we’re not going to blow all the surprises just yet, we are delighted to be able to announce the first two paid previews, along with some more official ‘Con goodies that will blow your mind.

We’ll get to those first. We can confirm that Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables – the ultimate team-up of some of the action genre’s biggest badasses – will be the opening night film on Friday August 13th, just ahead of the first ever Movie-Con party.

And we can exclusively reveal that we’ll be screening stunning 3D footage from Disney’s upcoming blockbuster, Tron: Legacy, over the weekend. Full details TBC on that one. But get ready to enter Flynn’s Arcade one more time. Both Tron: Legacy and The Expendables are included in the price of your Movie-Con ticket, along with closing film, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.

And we’re also delighted to announce the first two paid previews at Movie-Con III. On Saturday August 14, after the first day has ended, you can feast your eyes on The Hole 3D, a spritely horror film that marks the return of Joe Dante to the director’s chair, and also is the first full 3D screening at the ‘Con. That will screen at 6.20pm, and will be followed by Jean Reno in the action thriller, 22 Bullets at 8.30pm.

Both screenings are open to the public, and will cost £9. The ticket price for The Hole 3D and 22 Bullets will not be covered by your Movie-Con ticket.

The remaining two paid previews, for Sunday night, will be announced in due course. In the meantime, hie thee to the BFI website to start booking.

Weekend Passes Sold Out!

Sorry folks, due to the very, very high demand, Movie-Con III Weekend Passes have now sold out!

However, you still have a chance to get tickets for the exclusive preview screenings yet to be announced during the weekend.

Keep checking back for screening annoucements and when tickets go on sale...

Movie-Con III Is Coming! Scott Pilgrim Screening Announced!

Good news, folks. Movie-Con III, Empire’s star-studded celebration of all things cinema (in partnership with the BFI), is just over a month away. And we’re enormously excited to announce that the closing film this year will be Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

The lucky few with tickets to this popular event will be given a chance to feast their peepers on Wright’s comic-book movie, in which Michael Cera’s lovelorn slacker battles seven evil exes for the heart of his girlfriend, nearly two weeks before its UK release.

And there’s more: this year Movie-Con will take place over three days, not two. Kick-off is on Friday August 13, with a special screening (which we can’t announce) at 8.30pm, followed by our first Movie-Con party. Provided you don’t get too blootered, report back early to the BFI Southbank on Saturday and Sunday (August 14 and 15) for a two-day smorgasbord of exclusive clips, blockbuster previews, on-stage Q&As, surprise appearances, screenings, Kim Newman’s Bastard-Hard Movie Quiz, host Chris Hewitt’s bad jokes, and tons of spot prizes that are in no way just the old tat lying around the office.

Keep checking back for more announcements...

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