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Spurlock’s Comic-Con documentary to premiere at Toronto Film Festival


Morgan Spurlock’s documentary recapping the 2010 Comic-Con will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, it’s being reported. The film — backed by a nerd pantheon of people like Stan Lee, Joss Whedon and Thomas Tull — was show at last year’s con and was expected to perhaps debut at this year’s, but Spurlock is going for a bigger film venue in TIFF.

The film follows seven attendees, and although the final line-up isn’t known, Chuck Rozanski has talked about how he was filmed for the movie (possibly breaking NDAs in the process.) Also, John Layman was seen being followed by a camera crew everywhere, and may appear in the final cut.

Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fans Hope
Morgan Spurlock, USA World Premiere
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000. Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan’s Hope explores this cultural phenomenon by following the lives of seven attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca. Includes interviews with Stan Lee, Josh Whedon, Frank Miller and Matt Groening.

  1. i can’t wait for spurlock to make some really obvious point that people have known for decades and present it as a mind blowing revelation.

    he’s a snappy documentarian and generally entertaining craftsman, but i shudder to think of what going to be this film’s thesis. ‘look, nerds being accepted! outrageous costumes and behavior passed off as NOT outrageous. WOW!’


  2. I got interviewed for this just under the wire on Comic-Con Sunday last year, and am curious to see if I made the cut. The main thing I remember about the experience was just how busy everyone on the crew was, and how much makeup they’ll apply to your face so that your skin has a nice, even tone when it’s blown up to movie-screen size.

  3. Well, as someone from the Toronto area, this sounds awesome. I hope to get tickets when it’s playing here. Perhaps even tickets to the premiere, but I imagine those might be hard to get.

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