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Summit brings The Twilight Saga: New Moon to Comic-Con

Not all of us will be at Comic-Con this year in San Diego, but we can live vicariously through news releases. Right? OK, it's not the same. But here's The Twilight Saga: New Moon is bringing to the table ...

Summit Entertainment will treat attendees of Comic-Con 2009 to a one-of-a-kind look at three of its upcoming films, featuring revealing cast and filmmaker panels and exclusive footage on Thursday, July 23. Among the fan-friendly attractions are sneak peeks at upcoming releases including ASTRO BOY, SORORITY ROW and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, the highly-anticipated sequel to its blockbuster vampire romance.

Panel presentations, featuring exclusive footage from each film, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Room 6BCF for ASTRO BOY and from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON and SORORITY ROW in Hall H. During the latter program, ASTRO BOY stars Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell will also introduce the premiere of the final pre-release trailer.

Details of the panels are as follows:

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Room 6BCF:

ASTRO BOY – Stars Freddie Highmore (Astro Boy) and Kristen Bell (Cora) join director David Bowers and producer Maryann Garger as they debut footage exclusive to Comic-Con 2009 and answer questions about bringing this beloved superhero to the big screen. Based on the classic Manga series, the all-new CG-animated feature film chronicles the futuristic adventures of a young robot with incredible powers and his exciting journey in search of his identity and his destiny.

1:45p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Hall H:

SORORITY ROW – In a Comic-Con exclusive, members of the cast will debut footage from this searing chiller. When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the death of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they make a pact to keep the incident to themselves and never speak of it again. But upon their graduation, a mysterious killer stalks the guilty parties—and anyone who knows their dark secret.

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON The highly anticipated sequel to last year’s box-office smash TWILIGHT is the subject of a question-and-answer session featuring surprise members of the cast. In anticipation of being one of the convention’s most talked-about events, the panel will also thrill the crowd with a first look at never-before-seen footage from the film. With THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) and Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) return in a captivating new chapter of the action epic that has enthralled audiences around the world.

Special Evening TWILIGHT Screenings

Summit is also proud to present “The Twilight Experience,” a one-night-only special theatrical re-release of global sensation TWILIGHT, featuring an introduction by cast members.

Screening tickets are $10 and can only be purchased online at Fandango (www.fandango.com) and picked up at the theater prior to the event. Multiple staggered showings of TWILIGHT will take place at the Pacific Gaslamp 15. Doors open at 5:30 and fans with tickets will be admitted on a first-come, first-seated basis. The Pacific Gaslamp 15 is located at 701 5th Ave., just a few blocks from the Convention Center. Two tickets per person limit.

Photo Booth, Giveaways and More!

Throughout the convention, visitors to the Summit Entertainment booth in the Grand Hall will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken in an exclusive THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON photo booth and collect special edition trading cards for the film. They can also meet the CG-animated versions of classic characters brought to new life in ASTRO BOY. With each spin of the prize wheel, lucky visitors will win promotional giveaways or exclusive prizes.

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