Thursday, February 18, 2010

Vampires, Nerds and Cheesburgers Unite!

I would like to think I'm a calm person, but there have been some impressive bits of documentary news this week that have turned me into a giddy child. And today, to my utter delight, "unnamed sources" revealed documentary pop-star Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!) and beloved filmmaker Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) are teaming up to create a documentary about this year's Comic Con.

While details are limited it appears Spurlock and Whedon are looking to follow various Comic Con attenders for several months (leading up to the event, at the event and afterwards).

With the success of King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Darkon, Nerdcore Rising and other films, nerds have become a popular source material for the light-hearted documentary genre (i.e. films ignoring global epidemics or political issues, etc) and Comic Con should certainly present a wealth of options for this film making tandem.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about the pairing of Spurlock, Whedon and Comic-Con? Post your thoughts below!

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