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    Sony Pictures Announces Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives

    Source: Sony Pictures Sony Pictures has announced some exclusive events at Comic-Con 2012 that should interest fans of science fiction and Japanese cinema... RESIDENT EVIL: DAMNATION San Diego Conventer Center Room 5AB Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm Director Makoto Kamiya and producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi will premiere the new trailer and a sneak peek at the first seven minutes of the CG animated feature film. Makoto Kamiya previously directed the special effects for GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (?????????????? ??????, Gojira, Mosura, Kingu Gidora: Daikaiju Sokogeki, 2001), SINKING OF JAPAN (????, Nihon Chinbotsu, 2006) and GANTZ (??, 2011). Hiroyuki Kobayashi has produced a number of hit video games as well as the RESIDENT EVIL film series. STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION IGN`s Oasis Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel, 207 5th Ave Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 Autograph session with executive producers Casper Van Dien and Ed Neumeier and director Shinji Aramaki.

    Casper Van Dien starred as the hero Johnny Rico in STARSHIP TROOPERS and STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER. His acting credits include the films TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY (1998), THE OMEGA CODE (1999), SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999), BORN TO RIDE (2011), SHIVER (2011) and PRINCE PAUL ROYAL EXILE (2011). Edward Neumeier wrote and co-produced ROBOCOP (1987) and all four films in the STARSHIP TROOPERS series. His credits include ROBOCOP 2 (1990), ROBOCOP 3 (1993) and ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID (2004). Shinji Aramaki directed the anime features APPLESEED (???????, Appurushiido, 2004) and APPLESEED: EX-MACHINA (?????????????, Appurushiido Ex Machina, 2007). IGN`s Oasis Lounge at the Gas Lamp Theater, 701 5th Ave Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 World premiere screening followed by Q&A session with the filmmakers.

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    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE`s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries.

    For more information on STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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