Peter Chung, creator of the 1995 animated MTV cult hit, Aeon Flux, will participate in a Comic-Con panel discussion about the upcoming Paramount Pictures/Lakeshore Ent. live-action feature starring Charlize Theron. The Oscar-winning actress will also be in attendance at the San Diego event on July 16, along with co-star, Marton Csokas, director Karyn Kusama (Girl Fight) and producers Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Moton Pictures and David Gale of MTV.
Comic-Con attendees will get a first-ever look at images from the Aeon Flux movie in Hall H on Saturday following a fifteen-minute appearance by Pablo Helman, visual effects supervisor on Paramount’s War of the Worlds, at 11:45.
In the futuristic sci-fi thriller, Theron plays Aeon Flux, the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime governing what appears to be a perfect society. On the front lines of a rebellion, she must use her cunning and exceptional combat skills reveal a world of secrets. The screenplay was written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, based upon characters created by Chung.
A preview of Dark Horse’s upcoming Aeon Flux comic book and a trailer for the Majesco video game can be viewed at www.aeonflux.com.
Paramount hasn’t set an official release date for the feature, but the movie is expected to be out in theaters in early fall.