Fantastic Fest features ex-Hulk, new Green Lantern and Hit Girl

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Known as the Comic-Con of film festivals, the sixth annual Fantastic Fest line-up is rolling out with announcements about the schedule, including Stone starring Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton about a retiring corrections official and volatile inmate. Norton and director John Curran ( The Painted Veil) will attend.

The eight-day genre film festival, September 23-30, in Austin, Texas, USA will feature 100 new sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cult titles from all over the world. It is the largest genre film fest in the US.

Opening night, the feature is Let Me In, directed by Matt Reeves ( Cloverfield) and starring Chloe Moretz ( Kick-Ass), Kodi Smit-McPhee ( The Road), and Richard Jenkins ( The Visitor) about a 12-year-old's revenge on bullies and an eerie girl next door.

A gala event will be held for Buried starring Ryan Reynolds ( The Proposal) and directed by Rodrigo Cortes, about a war contractor buried alive in a coffin with a lighter, cell phone and limited oxygen. It releases September 24.

Fantastic Arcade, an independent games festival, happens concurrently over the first few days. Panels and events including a spotlight on five feature films from Norway will also feature at the festival.

Stone, Ong Bak 3, and vampire movie I Spit on Your Grave are films recently added to the line-up,
along with 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Drones, Hatchet 2, Legend of the Fist, Skate Land and Undocumented.

International titles include Carancho from Argentina, Fire of Conscience from Hong Kong, Kidnapped from Spain, both the 1960 and 2010 versions of The Housemaid from South Korea, and Ong Bak 3 from Thailand by director Tony Jaa, Mexico's We Are What We Are ( Somos Lo Que Hay), and Japan's Redline.