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15 Comic-Con Movies And How They Performed In The Real World

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 16, 2013 3:03 PM
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15 Comic Con Films In The Real World
This weekend the rather seismic cultural force known as San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with every conceivable bell and whistle attached. Formerly just a huge comic convention, in the last seven to eight years Comic-Con has ridden the current of the geeky zeitgeist and grown in importance and magnitude. Part of this is due to the rise in popularity of superhero, fantasy and sci-fi films, with movie studios realizing it is as loud a pulpit to hock their products as they could wish for, and their presence is now a major part of draw. Blockbuster movies have overshadowed virtually all other elements of the Comic-Con trade show and studios have done this by bringing their casts along to essentially sing and dance for fans, all the while showing off tantalizing clips, teasers, posters, action figures and all the other kinds of promotional marketing ephemera that acts to building anticipation and buzz.

Exclusive: Robert Rodriguez Says Live Action 'Fire & Ice' Adaptation Will Shoot Early Next Year

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 31, 2011 4:13 AM
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Filmmaker Says Financing Is In Place For 'Sin City' & 'Machete' Sequels; Scripts Just Have To Be HonedOn the heels of Robert Rodriguez’s launch of Quick Draw Productions at Comic-Con and the slew of projects they currently have in development, the perennially occupied writer/director/producer/musician has also been promoting his latest directorial effort, “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D,” which hits theaters on August 19th.

Comic-Con '11: Robert Rodriguez Talks Acquiring 'Heavy Metal' Rights, 'Sin City 2' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 1:57 AM
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10 Things Learned About Both Projects Including Plans For 'Fire & Ice' Adaptation & More 'Machete' FilmsWe're a month or so away from prolific, renegade Texan genre filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's latest picture, "Spy Kids 4D: All The Time In The World," but it's safe to say that only the parents, Rodriguez obsessives and hardcore Jessica Alba stalkers among us will be checking that one out: it's not for us, and that's just fine. But in Hall H of Comic-Con yesterday, Rodriguez announced a number of projects that should appeal much more to his usual target audience.

Robert Rodriguez Announces Two 'Machete' Sequels Says 'Sin City 2' May Come Later This Year

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 21, 2011 12:22 PM
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Fincher Out: Anthology Film 'Heavy Metal' Named First New Project In Filmmakers Quick Draw ProductionsHolding court in Hall H this evening, director Robert Rodriguez unveiled and rattled off project after project during his panel at Comic-Con 2011.

Watch: 'Machete' Plot Summarized In Clever Stop-Motion Animated Lipton Brisk Ad

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2011 2:56 AM
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While we don't have the market research to prove that fans of "Machete" are avid iced tea fans, Lipton is ready to bank on it as they've enlisted Danny Trejo to shill for the beverage in a spot that's pretty smart and funny.

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