We've gotten to that part before San Diego Comic Con where it's still a few weeks away and media companies have started to remind me every single day that I'm not going to be there.  The latest in what is sure to be a long line of announcements comes from Tripod Entertainment.  They've let us know that the exclusive US premiere of War of the Worlds: Goliath will be held at the convention.  It's also in 3D which I'm less excited about.

Not sure what War of the Worlds: Goliath is?  That's okay.  I've got this handy official synopsis here for you.

In 1899, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martians' 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth’s tiny bacteria.

Fifteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind’s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.

And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational squad of the A.R.E.S. battle Tripod "Goliath" on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive when the Martian invaders launch their second invasion using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, the young crew helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind's very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.


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That sounds pretty cool, right?  The interesting story is backed with some impressive talent.  War of the Worlds: Goliath is directed by Joe Pearson, written by David Abramowitz, and executive produced by Kevin Eastman (Yeah, the Ninja Turtle guy).  On the vocal side, we've got Adrian Paul, Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Mark Sheppard, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, and Beau Billingslea.  

The screening will be held on July 14th, 2012 at the San Diego Comic Con.  Some of the voice actors will be in attendance too. Seating is limited so get there early!  

Will you be attending this screening at SDCC?  If so, can you tell me how cool the movie is afterwards?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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