Morgan Spurlock Goes To Comic Con in 'A Fan's Hope'
While the net’s busy going nuts about the fan-made John Carter trailer that absolutely WIPES THE FLOOR with anything those shmos over at Disney have yet put out to try to sell their bazillion-dollar tentpole, we’ve got something we think is a little more interesting…
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.
It’s a documentary from Morgan Spurlock – the director behind Super Size Me, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? And The Greatest Movie Never Sold. He’s known as a doco director who usually places himself front and centre of his pieces. But, thankfully for many, for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, it looks like he’s had the good sense to step back and let the people of Comic-Con do the talking.
But what excites us even more about the film, and assures us of its bona fides, is the great Stan Lee – yes, creator of Spider Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Fantastic Four, to name but a few – is a producer. Joss Whedon – creator of Buffy and director of the upcoming Avengers film – is also stepping in as a producer. And internet geek par excellence Harry Knowles is also producing. So you know that hearts and intellects are well and truly in the right place when it comes to this film.
The great man himself.
Watch the trailer and you’ll see that Spurlock and co have assembled some of Hollywood’s best-known geeks – Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen to name a couple – to help hilariously comment on the great conjunction.
But as you’ll see, it isn’t the Hollywood names that are the drawcard, it is us, the loyal and kick-ass fans, who are front and centre doing their thang at the world’s greatest celebration of all things comic. There’s the geeks, the collectors, the cosplayers, the fans and the just plain mad.
Truly, it looks like the weirdness and majesty of Comic-Con is unpeeled with comedic and loving aplomb.
What is it with geek-chicks and the Leia Slave Costume?
While the documentary has been in the works and even completed for a while – it was the closing night film of Fantastic Fest last October, and received strong reviews – it’s only now that it’s beginning to be rolled out to the rest of the world.