Sunday, January 10, 2010

The "Legion" Heirs

"When God loses faith in mankind,he sends his legion of angels to bring on the apocalypse.
Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael."....and so goes the synopsis of Sony Pictures "Legion" (opening January 22).
I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive panel and sneak peek of the film at The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention .
In attendance were the films director, Scott Stewart and cast members, Tyrese Gibson(Transformers),Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights) and Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth).

The Red Band trailer was shown along with and exclusive fight scene between the angels ,Michael(Paul Bettany) and Gabriel(Kevin Durand) to the near capacity panel. After a a quick Q & A ,the cast and director signed movie one-sheets for the fans. As a surprise ,also in attendance was actress Jeanette Miller who plays "Gladys" the creepy lady in the movie trailer
Tyrese kept the audience in stitches saying that Miss Miller kept on flirting and touching him.
Director Stewart said that if the film (though self-contained ) does well ,he has planned for a trilogy. A big "Thank You " goes out to Bruce of the LA ComicbookSciFiCon ,John Zander,Tyrese, and of course ,the incomparable Doug Jones .This film actually looks cool....hey, how can you go wrong? It's got Doug Jones as a freaky Ice Cream Man.