ONE-TWO PUNCH OF LOU FERRIGNO’S “LIBERATOR” -SCREENING AT STAN LEE’S COMIKAZE EXPO
PLUS OPENING FOR STAN LEE DOCUMENTARY
“WITH GREAT POWER”
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 2012---Fans of “The Hulk” are storming the internet for tickets to Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo (over 30,000 sold so far) as Lou Ferrigno’s new short film LIBERATOR (www.liberatormovie.com), a 20-minute action-packed presentation pilot starring the original Incredible Hulk, is set to screen not once but twice on Comikaze Con weekend (September 15th & 16th.)
On Saturday the 15th, LIBERATOR will open for WITH GREAT POWER, that Stan Lee documentary. The double whammy begins at 7PM at the Downtown Independent Theater. Stan Lee himself will attend, and there will be a panel discussion featuring Lou Ferrigno as well as the director and producers of both movies after the screening.
Then the following day, Sunday the 16th, LIBERATOR will screen at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, to close the show at 5 PM. Lou Ferrigno and other cast will also attend the panel discussion immediately following.
In addition to Ferrigno, LIBERATOR features an all-star genre cast including: the stunning Peta Wilson (“La Femme Nikita”) as CIA spook Marla Criswell, Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as General Augustus Pollard, martial arts star Don “The Dragon” Wilson as Sidewinder, Tara Cardinal as Gaia, and the legendary Edward Asner (“Up”) as President Whitlock.
LIBERATOR stars Lou Ferrigno as a disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero whose secret black ops past comes back to haunt him as he tries to put his life back together. Like the LIBERATOR character, the heat is also on Ferrigno, as he was recently on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” voiced “The Hulk” in this summer’s box office smash “The Avengers,” and continues to pack them in at fan conventions around the world.
“(My character) was a hero once, an unstoppable machine,” says Ferrigno. “But then something happened, and now the whole world is against him. He lost his relationship with his daughter, his wife – he’s lost everything. So he decides he’s going to bring out the truth and write a book. There are certain people who do not want this information coming out, so now he has a target on his back. And he decides it’s time to fight back. It’s a story about a real hero, about finding justice.”
“I like to think of my character, General Pollard, as a cross between Oliver North and Colin Powell,” says Michael Dorn. “He’s a guy to is true blue but who will do bad things if he’s ordered to do bad things, which is a great dichotomy of soldiers we have known. You just do what you’re told, and it doesn’t matter who you’re doing it to. He’s bought into that.”
Says Director Aaron Pope: "Launching a new superhero franchise without a comic label behind us and without money is a nearly impossible task, but from the amazing cast to the dedicated crew, no one blinked, no one wavered. They put everything they had out there, especially our incredible cast. We’re psyched at the tremendous reaction the film is receiving so far and are thrilled to bring it to the people on Comikaze weekend.”
Jim Cirile is the film’s co-writer and Executive Producer. Aaron Pope is co-writer and Director. Former Marvel Comics Art Director Darren Auck created the film’s comic art prologue and graphic novel artist Gerry Kissell ("Code Word: Geronimo") illustrated the film's closing sequence. SyFy Channel’s “Hollywood Treasure” co-host Jesse D’Angelo designed the Liberator suit. The film features an original orchestral score by Tim Wynn, perhaps best known for scoring the hit video game “Red Faction: Guerrilla.”
Tickets to With Great Power: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269392
Tickets to Stan Lee’s Comikaze, please visit www.comikazeexpo.com.
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