Comic-Con: Prince of Persia, New Moon, etc.

"A certain Comic-Con-timed announcement caught our eye:"Prince of Persia" creator Jordan Mechner is penning Prince of Persia - A Graphic Novel Anthology to arrive in April 2010, a month ahead of the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (out May 28, 2010), starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The full-color novel, 128 pages in hardcover and paperback, will include six stories written by Mechner, who created the original Prince of Persia video games.
McFarlane has a busy slate at Comic-Con. In addition to a Prince of Persia panel, he has a new comic, Haunt, debuting there. Comic-Con, which began in 1970, has changed over the years for McFarlane. "It's a pop culture-con now. You can argue us comic guys who were there at the beginning of it are getting pushed to the corners," he says. "You went to buy and trade comic books and show your portfolio around". Source:

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at Comic Con (Press Conference), on 23rd July 2009.

"When asked about a possible romantic relationship between the two, the studio (who requested people refrain from asking personal questions) stepped in to cut the reporter off. Stewart laughed at the question and only offered an 'are you kidding me?'

She was more open when talking about the movie and her character Bella.
“This movie is not about discovery or falling in love,” Stewart said. “Bella is basically manic-depressive.” When asked about any changes she may have gone through, she pointed out the obvious: “I cut my hair off.” Pattinson also jumped in on the conference fun calling New Moon “one of the most relaxing jobs I’ve ever done” and offered that the film is “a completely different mood” than the first film.

Taylor Lautner also revealed a movie teaser: “There’s double the action in this movie.”

So what was Pattinson’s reaction to the romance rumors? The British hottie kept the talk to their characters.“Bella ends up saving Edward like she does in every book”, Pattinson said. “I find it funny that the hero is always being saved by the damsel in distress.”

STARRING Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, and Scarlett Johansson
RELEASE DATE May 7, 2010Buzz around the first Iron Man started building at the 2007 Comic-Con — the success caught many people by surprise. Now, three months into shooting on Iron Man 2 — in which Stark faces off against Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), a Russian inventor who adopts the nom de evil Whiplash — star Robert Downey Jr. is the underdog no more. ''There are a lot more invisible eyes on us now'', Downey says. —Josh Rottenberg.
STARRING Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mia Wasikowska DIRECTED BY Tim Burton
RELEASE DATE March 5, 2010

Burton's Alice explores the angst beneath the surface of the classic about a girl (Wasikowska) seriously interrupted. ''It's about somebody who has a rich fantasy life, who feels alone in a strange world'', he says. ''Pretty much my life.'' —Christine Spines."Burton worked with girlfriend Bonham Carter, who plays the evil Red Queen,
and alter ego Depp, who's the Mad Hatter: ''Johnny defi nitely gets Alice in Wonderland,'' says Burton. ''He's probably been there himself many times.'' —CSPAPER HEART
STARRING Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera
DIRECTED BY Nicholas Jasenovec
RELEASE DATE Aug. 7, 2009
Not quite a documentary, not quite fiction, Paper Heart is a hybrid: A movie starring Yi (Knocked Up) as herself, on a quest to shoot a documentary about true love and whether it actually exists. —ABV