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I consider myself a rather astute cinematic study and even I cannot fathom just what in the Hot Buttered Christ (HBC®) is going in this first footage from Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s surreal-looking directorial debut. From the feel of this minute (which, really, probably tells us nothing in the grand scheme of things) all I know is that Gosling is definitely following in the footsteps of Nicolas Winding Refn (with whom he made Drive and Only God Forgives) and not making an easily digestible piece of consumerist nonsense (like his pal Joseph Gordon Levitt’s debut Don Jon). Goofiest of all? The Doctor himself — Matt Smith — flexing his muscles as some sort of weirdo bully.

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You must know Garth Ennis from his best-known work with Vertigo, The Preacher, as well as his work with Marvel’s Punisher.

Sometime last year, this Irish writer made a movie — a zombie movie — pretty much without anybody knowing. Stitched is a 17-minute short film, and judging from the trailer that was just released, it does an interesting job with the whole “soldiers are stranded in the desert and zombies come to eat their braaaaains” thing.

He will be making his directorial debut as the entire film is screened at the San Diego Comic Con next week, on Thursday July 21 at 8:15pm in room 6DE.

8:15-9:15 Garth Ennis’s Stitched Movie World Premiere— Legendary comic book writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, Crossed) has written and directed his first-ever short film, Stitched, a visceral tale of terror. Meet the film’s cast, monsters, producers, and Mr. Ennis himself. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets during the Q&A. See a sneak peak at the Ennis-penned ongoing Stitched comic book series. And thrill to the horror of Stitched in its one-night only Comic-Con viewing! Room 6DE

Source: The Mary Sue