WonderCon, Northern California's largest comic book and pop culture convention, has teamed with Warner Bros. Pictures to offer attendees an opportunity to see a special advanced screening of the epic action adventure inspired by graphic novelist Frank Miller, 300, directed by Zack Snyder ( Dawn of the Dead ). The film opens everywhere March 9.
The special screening will be held on the first day of WonderCon, Friday, March 2, 2007. "We are extremely excited about this," said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the non-profit event, "and extremely honored that Warner Bros. has chosen WonderCon for this exclusive screening."
Last summer Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled select footage of 300 at WonderCon's sister event, the San Diego Comic-Con, to thunderous applause. "Everyone was so excited that the 6,500 fans who saw the footage demanded it be replayed twice," said Glanzer.
Those who have pre-registered as 3-day and Friday-only members for WonderCon will be eligible to take part in the free drawing to be held on Friday at the show with the screening taking place that night.
In addition to the screening, Warner Bros. Pictures will hold a special panel discussion of 300 on Saturday during the show. WonderCon will be held March 2 – 4, 2007 at Moscone Center South in San Francisco, California, and advanced registration is available online at www.comic-con.org.
Inspired by the work of graphic novelist Frank Miller, creator of Sin City , 300 is an epic adventure about passion, courage, freedom and sacrifice embodied by the Spartan warriors who fought one of the greatest battles in history. Co-written and directed by Zack Snyder ( Dawn of the Dead ), the film brings Miller's acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.