Two ‘mystery movies’ have been added to the line-up of the inaugural Movie Fest, modelled on the massively successful ‘Comic Con’ annual event held in the US, taking place at Cineworld Cinemas in Dublin on 13th/14th August.
The event will showcase for the general public exclusive footage from upcoming Hollywood blockbusters along with a total of six screenings of Hollywood films not due for release until late 2011.
Day tickets are available for purchase for the event, and each day will include three high-profile feature film previews, one of which will be a mystery movie, along with presentations from all major Hollywood studios. These presentations will feature a huge selection of extensive never-before-seen footage and trailers from some of the most highly anticipated films of 2011 and 2012. Everyone who purchases a ticket will also receive exclusive goodies over the course of the two days, to include exclusive merchandise from some of the hottest upcoming blockbusters.
The schedule on Saturday, 13th August kicks off at 10am and includes advance screenings of Colin Farrell’s latest film, Fright Night, along with The Change Up, the latest film from the writers of The Hangover, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, and the first mystery movie. Sunday’s schedule includes advance screenings of the highly anticipated sci-fi / western Cowboys and Aliens starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, plus 30 Minutes or Less, the latest film from the director of Zombieland, starring Jesse Eisenberg from The Social Network, and the second mystery movie.
(Jesse Eisenberg in 30 Minutes or Less)
The event will finish on both days at approx. 6.30pm, giving movie fans the chance to immerse themselves and whet their appetites for some of the biggest films due for release over the next year, with a surprise or two in store including specially recorded greetings from some A-list filmmakers and actors, including Jon Favreau and Guillermo Del Toro, short breaks will give the audience time to grab a quick coffee or lunch between films and presentations.
Both days will feature extensive presentations with several hours worth of exclusive footage and trailers on view, including material from the new Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire which was shot in Ireland, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark from director Guillermo del Toro, Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, an exclusive four minute preview of The Adventures of TinTin, Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming epic, a selection of footage from the highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man, and a five minute clip from the new Total Recall, which also stars Colin Farrell and is currently shooting in Toronto. There will also be an exclusive 13 minute first-look at Puss in Boots, the new Shrek spin-off, starring Antonio Banderas.
(Colin Farrell in Fright Night)
‘We’re thrilled to be able to announce two additional ‘mystery’ movies for audiences at Movie Fest to enjoy, and we’re sure they’ll love these choices. We really wanted to bring an event for film fans to Dublin that had an air of genuine excitement around it,’ commented Vincent Donnelly, creator of Movie Fest. ‘We had taken note of how huge Comic Con has become in the US, now attracting thousands of people and the biggest stars, and wanted to try to recreate some of that excitement here. Irish audiences, among the most frequent moviegoers in the world, can sometimes be neglected when it comes to access to an all-inclusive event like this, and we wanted to make sure that while it was modelled on Comic Con, it’s a very unique event,’ he continued. ‘There will be plenty of surprises over the weekend, and plenty of prizes and goody bags for members of the audience, so if you’re a movie fan, this is definitely the event for you.’
Movie Fest takes place at Cineworld Cinemas, Parnell Centre, Dublin on 13th/14th August, and the full schedule can be seen on www.movies.ie/fest. Day tickets, priced at €22.50, are also on sale from www.cineworld.ie.