Comic-Con Day 2 Quick Hits: Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Debuts; 'Star Wars' Invading 'Phineas and Ferb;' Original 'Dawn of the Dead' Going 3D

RoboCop: An extended clip as well as the first trailer for the RoboCop remake stirred up a large audience gathered for a panel featuring the stars and filmmakers. The clip featured Samuel L. Jackson as the host of a news and current affairs TV program. Joel Kinnaman, who plays the titular character, says he doesn't die in the reboot, though his body is amputated "from the throat down." Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton also star; the movie is due out on February 7, 2014. [Bleeding Cool]

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Thousands of Comic-Con attendees got a surprise first look at the pilot episode of ABC TV's hotly anticipated series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "generating a rousing reaction and thunderous applause." Creators Joss and Jess Whedon were present, along with members of the cast, led by Clark Gregg as the mysteriously alive-again Agent Coulson. (Gregg quipped, "I didn't like being dead.") Another bonus: Cobie Smulders reprises her role from The Avengers as Maria Hill. The series debuts on September 24. [Comic Book Resources]

Phineas and Ferb: Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm last year, fans have been wondering what new crossovers might result, but unless you're devotee of the Disney Channel, this might surprise you. The animated series Phineas and Ferb will explore the Star Wars universe in a special one-hour episode in 2014. It's the longest-running original series on the network, and the crossover makes sense from the perspective that the titular characters are boys who enjoy adventures on their summer vacation. And what grander adventure could there be than visiting Tatooine and the Death Star? "May the Ferb be with you," indeed! [The Hollywood Reporter]

Dawn of the Dead: Do you want to see slow-walking zombies biting chunks out of people and tearing out their intestines in 3D? If so, then producer Richard P. Rubinstein has got a stomach-churning movie for you! He's been working on converting George A. Romero's 1979 horror movie Dawn of the Dead to 3D since 2007 and he's almost done -- well, he's finished converting 91 out of 126 minutes so far. Now, the really strange thing is that Rubinstein says he's "not sure" what he's going to do with it when he's finished. It's costing more than 10 times the original's modest production cost to convert it into 3D; the 1979 movie was remade by Zack Snyder in 2004. [Deadlne]

Finally, here's a shot of The World's End star Simon Pegg walking the floor incognito, as tweeted by Mr. Pegg himself, saying, "Hiding in the light. Walking the convention floor at #SDCC 2013."


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