It has begun! San Diego has once again been invaded by "weirdos" (because bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars is so much less note worthy than a handsy, sexual harasser mayor) for the annual gathering and celebration of creative and popular arts.
And who is a big name at the show? Why the King of Kings himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger! The Austrian Oak will be on hand with bromantic partner Sylvester Stallone on Thursday to introduce a screening of their new film, Escape Plan, which marks the first pairing of a duo that defined cinema and leading men for a decade. Sly plays a prison break expert who is sent up and needs Arnold's help to bust out and find out who set him up. I saw the flick at a test screening last year and it was good times, a definite popcorn showcase for both men.
Lionsgate/Summit's booth was absolutely nuts with at least three different lines running for Hunger Games pins, tee shirt printing and poster/promotional item giveaways for HG, Ender's Game, Red 2 and EP. A few feet down the floor was another Arnold-centric booth albeit much less crowded announcing the 3D release of 1987 classic, Predator. Apparently, if you pre-order the Blu-Ray, you will have your face laser scanned, 3D printed to existence and placed on a Predator statue as his decapitated prize...
Over here. Anytime. Sexual Tyrannosaur. Chopper. Big as a house.