The brief presentation involved a few upcoming summer movies and a couple of movies that will be in theaters later this year.
Director Christopher Nolan was the first to present the anticipated comic book movie â€œThe Dark Knight Rises.â€
â€œI get to put out the end of the story,â€ he addressed the convention of movie theater owners. â€œI want to finish this in the biggest possible way.
He also revealed nearly a third of the movie was filmed with IMAX cameras.
A longer montage clip of several scenes was introduced to the audience with a good look of Bane, Catwoman and even Joseph Gordon Levittâ€™s cop character. There was a short noticeable scene Bane escaping from a prison plane flight that all took place in the air.
And then â€œRock of Agesâ€ director Adam Shankman stepped on to the stage. He summed up the clip nicely by saying, â€œYou fucker. That was some bad ass shit.
Shankman introduced the Broadway musical adaptation of â€œRock of Ages.â€
He was eager to introduce the film, because he wanted to make a musical for â€œthe straight man.â€
â€œI wanted to make a movie with Tom Cruise in ass-less chaps,â€ said Shankman.
He introduced a preview that included longer sequences, especially with more dance scenes from actress Catherine Zeta Jones.
Director Tim Burton presented the introduction to the upcoming comedy â€œDark Shadows.â€ The film is about a cursed vampire that woke up to the 1960s.
â€œWeâ€™re very grateful and proud of it,â€ said Burton.
The surprise part of the presentation was the appearance of actor Johnny Depp on stage. The actor did not address the audience, but waved and smiled.
A longer version of the â€œDark Shadowsâ€ trailer was introduced with the narration and introduction of Barnabas in Liverpool in the 1760s. A short scene was presented of construction workers discovering his coffin and Barnabas fed on the helpless victims. And then the vampire finally realized he is in a different world as he looked up and stared at McDonaldâ€™s golden arches.
Comedy director Jay Roach gave the audience the first look into â€œThe Campaignâ€ that stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianikis. The pair is in a political comedy about a veteran fending off a campaign from a political novice.
â€œWe thought about coming out with the film around the election,â€ said Roach. â€œPeople enjoy making fun of politics. Sometimes [we watch the debates] and jump on the Internet to see if we are as funny as the real stuff.â€
A long clip was introduced with Ferrellâ€™s Congressman was surprised with a challenge from a last-minute political challenger. And then there was a quick montage of hilarious scenes and exchanges between the two characters.
Warner Brothers also took the opportunity to introduce a couple of movies with a 3D presentation.
â€œThe Great Gatsbyâ€ was the first film to be demonstrated as a drama in 3D. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the main character in F. Scott Fitzgeraldâ€™s novel.
â€œToday, it has a more powerful message than it was previously written,â€ said director Baz Lurhmann in video message.
The 3D trailer of â€œThe Great Gatsbyâ€ showed off various scenes of flapper parties and powerful interactions and performances by DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
The final presentation was from director Peter Jackson for â€œThe Hobbit.â€
He presented a 10-minute clip that introduced the new dwarves and many familiar faces including Gollum and Legolas. A longer scene was shown of a riddle game being played by Gollum and Bilbo Baggins.
Jackson took the opportunity to demonstrate filming the movie in 48 frames per second from the usual 24 frames a second that is todayâ€™s industry.
â€œIt provides much more realism and attractiveness to [the film],â€ he said.
Source: Latino Review