Fox used its Hall H presentation to promote “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “In Time” and “Prometheus.”
Panel host Damon Lindeloff showed off the first footage shown to moviegoers of “Prometheus.” “Of course what I want to do is scare the living shit out of you,” said Ridley Scott of his intent with the film during the sequences shown. Film is still lensing in digital 3D.
“It’s a chopper and seven flights,” said Charlize Theron on stage for why Scott wasn’t in San Diego.
“I feel like David Attenborough about to introduce a wildlife program,” said Scott via a satellite feed from the set in Iceland near a waterfall location.
Scott said filming in 3D has been a wonderful exercise. “I love the whole process. I’ll never film without it, even for small dialog scenes.”
“Robots and androids and replicants are no longer unique, you have to come up with unique notions to keep them fresh,” he said on just how closely tied to “Aliens” and his other sci-fiers “Prometheus” would be. “There may be two robots” in the film, he said.
Noomi Rapace joined Scott in Iceland.
Director Rupert Wyatt then introduced loads of footage from CGI-heavy actioner “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” while star Andy Serkis, on break from filming “The Hobbit,” also came out to talk about his motion-capture performance in “Apes.”
During FilmDistrict’s first Comic-Con panel for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” and “Drive,” Guillermo del Toro said, “The worst thing that can happen to the genre is if it’s the same voices over and over again,” when hiring directors for the horror films he produces, including Troy Dixey (“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”) and “Mama”-helmer Andres Muschietti.
“I’m a 90 minute believer in film, otherwise I lose interest,” said “Drive”-helmer Nicolas Winding Refn.