Leslie Nielsen, Lucy Lawless and more to appear at fan previews for Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Dante’s Inferno at Comic-Con ’09

Cult favorite Anchor Bay has released their complete schedule for Comic-Con 2009, featuring panels for its parent company Starz’ upcoming Spartacus: Blood and Sand historical action series, a preview of Dante’s Inferno and more.

Read the complete release below.

The following Anchor Bay Entertainment-sponsored events will allow fans to meet, greet and talk with their favorite ABE stars and filmmakers!

Thursday, July 23rd
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Dante’s Inferno Panel (Room 8)
Following up on the success of Dead Space: Downfall, Electronic Arts, Starz Media’s animation studio Film Roman, and Anchor Bay Entertainment partner again for the latest fusion between videogames and animated feature: Dante’s Inferno!
Fans can enjoy the official premiere of the trailer for the game and the animated feature, along with a Q & A with Jonathan Knight (executive producer, EA), Ash Huang (art director), Victor Cook (feature co-director) Brandon Auman (writer), Christos Gage (writer), and Diego Latorre (artist) about the challenges of adapting the literary classic for pop culture!

Friday, July 24th
12:45PM – 1:45pm
Spartacus: Blood and Sand Panel (Room 6BCF)
Preview the new Starz Channel original series premiering in January 2010 with stars Andy Whitfield, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Peter Mensah (300, Avatar), producer Rob Tapert and writer Steven S. DeKnight. Be the first to see the official trailer!
All fans attending will receive a Spartacus: Blood and Sand Ultimate Fan Pack with:

  • Flashdrive with photos and video footage;
  • First issue of the “Spartacus: Upon the sands of Vengeance” graphic novel series, with exclusive Comic-Con cover;
  • T-shirt, trading cards and official poster!

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Stan Helsing poster signing at Anchor Bay booth (#3345)
Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live, Space Chimps), Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Steve Howey (Reba), Desi Lydic (The Real Wedding Crashers), Ben Cotton (Slither, The Chronicles of Riddick) and writer/director Bo Zenga will be signing Comic-Con exclusive Stan Helsing posters at the Anchor Bay booth prior to their panel.

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Stan Helsing Panel (Room 6BCF)
Clips, interviews and Q & A with writer/director Bo Zenga (Scary Movie) and stars Leslie Nielsen (the Naked Gun films, Airplane!), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live,” Space Chimps), Diora Baird (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Ben Cotton (Slither, The Chronicles of Riddick), Steve Howey (“Reba”) and Desi Lydic (The Real Wedding Crashers). Stan Helsing horror spoof parodies six of the greatest movie monsters of all time: Freddy/Nightmare on Elm Street, Jason/Friday the 13th, Leatherface/The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Pinhead/Hellraiser, Chucky/Childs Play, and Michael Myers/Halloween.

Fans stopping by the Anchor Bay/Manga booth #3345 at Comic Con will experience:

  • The all-new theatrical trailer for the next great horror spoof! Stan Helsing stars Leslie Nielsen, Kenan Thompson, Stevie Howey and some of the world’s greatest movie monsters!
  • Trailers for upcoming Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD and Blu-ray releases including Grace, Rob Zombie’s The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Dante’s Inferno, the original Children of the Corn Blu-ray, The Shortcut executive produced by Adam Sandler and the Starz Channel original series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” executive produced by Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi and Josh Donen, starring Lucy Lawless
  • Authentic production props from “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” and Laid to Rest
  • Fans can enter a drawing to win an authentic Spartacus: Blood and Sand prop shield, actually used during production!