We promised not to overload you with pointless San Diego Comic-Con leading up to the event, and we’re keeping that promise. Other than a heavy Fright Night presence, it was revealed to us today that Joe Lynch will be in Hall H on Saturday, July 23 at 2:15 PM presenting the first ever footage from The Knights of Badassdom, which includes will includes a Comic-Con exclusive trailer and a panel discussion/Q&A with stars Ryan Kwanten (HBO’s “True Blood”), Peter Dinklage (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Summer Glau (“Firefly,” “The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Danny Pudi (NBC’s “Community”), Margarita Levieva, and director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2)!
In addition, we’ve got the first details on Francis Ford Coppola’s top secret Twixt, which stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin. With a time yet to be set, Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Deacon will be showing footage and participating in a Q+A session Saturday, July 23. The first plot details have been revealed inside.
TWIXT: “A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He’s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.”
Coppola has a unique new approach to the presentation Twixt that will incorporate live music by acclaimed independent performance artist Dan Deacon. Deacon will attend Comic-Con with Coppola to help demonstrate the interactive experience of the film, which incorporates both 2-D and 3-D elements.
THE KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM: “In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who’s just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe’s “sorcerer” roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth’s seductive form, bloody reality crashes down upon their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed.”
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