Spurlock on the Comic Con Doc…


While at Sundance this past week, Director Morgan Spurlock has been in the limelight once again with his latest expose documentary “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” And sold it was to Sony, which became the first one to go at the prestigious film festival. In a recent interview, he answered a few questions about the doc we all REALLY want to see; Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. Here is the excerpt:

WHAT’S GOING ON WITH YOUR COMIC CON DOC?
Spurlock: We’re editing it right now. I just watched a cut today. I really love the story. We followed so many great characters into Comic Con. What you start to see is that Comic Con is a place where there are stakes, and people actually do go looking to have their dreams realized. Whether it’s a collector or an artist or somebody who owns a comic book shop, it’s really fantastic because Comic Con is a backdrop of real people’s lives.

YOU’VE ALSO GOT A BUILT-IN AUDIENCE.
Spurlock: Yeah. We did so many great interviews while we were there. We shot this past Comic Con, we shot it in July (2010).

WHAT’S JOSS WHEDON’S PART IN IT? DID HE WRITE MATERIAL FOR IT?
Spurlock: Joss and Stan [Lee] both came on. They’re executive producing the film with me. Joss just came in to give us ideas about casting, give his thoughts about how he thinks it should be representative. The next cut I’m going to send him to get his thoughts and comments on.

ARE YOU TRYING TO GET IT READY FOR COMIC CON THIS YEAR?
Spurlock: Absolutely, we would love to have it be at Comic Con. But first step: Make a great movie.

My guess is that the best time to release it would be near the hype of Comic Con So earliest May/June. It also sounds like Spurlock may hope to open it at Comic Con. It would be very meta to see yourself in a movie about Comic Con at Comic Con. Either way, I am super pumped to see what this talented director can share about our unique slice of nerd culture and what the world has to think about it. 

You can read the full article at the Hollywood Reporter.

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