Morgan Spurlock, the director behind Super Size Me, has turned his lens to the world's biggest geek gathering, the San Diego Comic-Con.
Interviewing such nerd icons as Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon, Eli Roth and Stan Lee, Spurlock attempts to dissect the cultural phenomenon that is SDCC. How so? By following a handful of attendees as they make their way through the convention center. Here's the synopsis for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope:
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE- a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
We'll be honest, we were very nervous about this documentary, fearing it may be another Big Bang Theory in documentary clothing, but so far it appears to be both honest and endearing. We're keeping our fingers crossed it stays that way. Oh, and in case you're wondering, that's footage from Comic-Con 2010. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope will hit theaters [Updated with Date] on April 6th!