The newest documentary by Morgan Spurlock (acclaimed director of ‘Super Size Me’), focusing on the granddaddy of all geek events has been acquired by distribution company Wrekin Hill and the trend setting National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA).
Presented by Geek Gods Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, ‘Comic-Con Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope’ will be out in theaters in the spring of 2012. The film looks at the cultural phenomenon that brings thousands of fan boys and girls to San Diego every year.
Academy Award nominated Spurlock told Deadline:
“As a young kid growing up in West Virginia, I was obsessed with comic books and horror films so the first time I ever attended Comic-Con in the summer of 2009 was a dream come true for me. I was blown away by the passion and the creativity there — the panels, parades, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that makes Comic-Con one of the largest cultural events in America,” said Spurlock. “As a filmmaker, I felt compelled to show audiences what Comic-Con is all about and I am now excited to have the film in the hands of Wrekin Hill and NECA to help do that.”
The film will receive a big push online and at fan events in 2012. It is the latest in a line of collaborations between Wrekin Hill and NECA, who plan to put four or five geektastic films in theaters each year.
What do you think? Think the exposure will mean even longer lines in San Diego next year? Anxious to live vicariously through Spurlock’s lens? Let us know in the comments section.