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COMIC-CON SKED: Legendary Pictures Preview of GODZILLA & SEVENTH SON

Two weeks from today, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures preview their upcoming blockbuster films at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20th. Godzilla is the one that intrigues me most, having just wrapped three months of filming in Vancouver. As expected, the new Godzilla is a re-imagining of Toho’s iconic Godzilla, but this time it’s “humanity’s scientific arrogance” which creates the radioactive monster and these ones cross the Pacific Ocean to terrorize San Francisco not Tokyo. It’s not clear which cast will be on the panel  — Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn or Bryan Cranston — but director Gareth Edwards is expected to screen footage from Vancouver. Whatever is shown, I can’t wait to see it online. The 3D Godzilla reboot is scheduled for release on May 16th next year.

What’s behind the radioactive containment doors? Copyright Legendary Pictures

Adapted from Joseph Delaney’s The Wardstone Chronicles series, fantasy adventure Seventh Son is about Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), a Falcon Knight who imprisoned an evil witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) years ago. When she escapes, Gregory has until the next blood moon to train  apprentice Tom (Ben Barnes) — the seventh son of a seventh son — to fight her dark magic. Cast returned to Vancouver last month for reshoots, two years after principal photography, which included a long stint on its huge medieval castle set at Kent Hangar field.. Pushed back twice, Seventh Son is now expected in theatres in mid-January next year.


Director Sergei Bodrov & Ben Barnes on set in Vancouver. Copyright Warner Bros.

Panel: Saturday, July 2oth. 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. in Hall H.

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