Stan Lee producing Comic-Con documentary
Tuesday 25 May 2010
This year's 41st annual Comic-Con event will be filmed for a feature documentary by director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden) and a team of producers including Marvel Comic's icon Stan Lee, Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer/director).
The documentary, titled "Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope," will follow seven people from around the world attending the ultimate fandom event and capturing the experience. Production begins this June and follows them to the sci-fi and comics conference in San Diego, July 21-25.
The idea for the documentary grew from the success of the current comics phenomenon.
Comic-Con has more than doubled audience attendance since 2000 selling out passes months in advance.
Stan Lee stated in the press release announcing the documentary, "Many of our highest-grossing movies, best selling toys and most popular video games owe their existence to the increasingly influential comicbook."
Upcoming narrative films are also featuring Comic-Con, such as the comedy Paul, starring Seth Rogen, which follows two geeks on the way to Comic-Con who encounter an alien.
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