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More Fantastic Fest Titles: 'Dredd 3D,' 'Room 237,' 'The Shining' & More Join Burton Opener 'Frankenweenie'; 'The Master' Also Expected

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood July 30, 2012 at 2:38PM

Fantastic Fest has finalized its first round of films playing in its 2012 edition. As previously announced, Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the festival, which runs September 20-27 in Austin, Texas. We got up close and personal with "The Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition at Comic-Con (pictured above); check out photos and video here. "Dredd 3D," which enjoyed a well-received sneak peak at Comic-Con, will premiere at Fantastic Fest. The film is a remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1995 original. Karl Urban stars and Pete Travis directs (trailer below). Also in the mix is Rodney Ascher's Sundance fave "Room 237," which looks at symbolism theories from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." (David Poland interviewed the filmmakers at Cannes.)
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Fantastic Fest has finalized its first round of films playing in its 2012 edition. As previously announced, Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the festival, which runs September 20-27 in Austin, Texas. We got up close and personal with "The Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition at Comic-Con (pictured above); check out photos and video here.

"Dredd 3D," which enjoyed a well-received sneak peak at Comic-Con, will premiere at Fantastic Fest. The film is a remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1995 original. Karl Urban stars and Pete Travis directs (trailer below). Also in the mix is Rodney Ascher's Sundance fave "Room 237," which looks at symbolism theories from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." (David Poland interviewed the filmmakers at Cannes.)

The rest of the announced titles are listed at Indiewire. Still to come: an expected screening of "The Master," which world premieres at Venice and is likely to show up at Fantastic Fest (where PTA debuted "There Will Be Blood"), after it opens limited September 14 and before it goes wide September 25.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.