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SAN DIEGO---Is San Diego the new Hollywood?
Sylvester Stallone says so, and Arnold Schwarzeneg-
The two action stars unveiled their latest film,
Escape Plan, at Comic-Con Thursday night, saying
they were drawn by the super fans who attend the
Schwarzenegger characterised the Comic-Con
crowd as "the most dedicated fans and the most
passionate about the movie business."
"This is a real movie town," Stallone said. "It s---
dare I say it---the new Hollywood."
Escape Plan, set for release in October, centres on
two aging prison-escape artists who are locked away
in what is called the world s most secure prison.
Stallone said he and Schwarzenegger have wanted
to make a film together for almost 40 years.
"They would bring us things where we would dress
up as girls and there were bickering neighbours and
we d have arguing pets. I go, This is not working, "
Stallone said. "I said, Why don t we be two creepy
inmates when we are 20 years past our prime?
There s a good idea. And that s where we are. But
it turned out great actually. It s fantastic. We found
a new prime."
He also said he and the former California governor
have more in common than it might seem.
"We re both Austrian. We ve both been Mr Olympia
seven times. And he s wearing my suit," Stallone
Schwarzenegger also played along.
"We have the same accent," he said. "We are both
into the body, the muscles, the acting, art, painting,
family. All of those kind of things. There s a lot of
things we have in common. He s more talented when
it comes to the art. Even though I paint and draw,
but he s really talented." (AP)
SAN DIEGO---Jamie Foxx and Samuel L
Jackson addressed the racially charged
case of slain teenager Trayvon Martin at
Comic-Con in San Diego.
Foxx was at the massive pop culture
convention to promote his role as the villain
Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Holding his 4-year-old daughter
Annalise, who wore a Spider-Man backpack
and shoes, Foxx said he was "disappointed"
in the July 13 not guilty verdict against
George Zimmerman, who shot the
unarmed black teenager in Florida.
A jury found that Zimmerman acted in
Foxx had been among the most vocal
celebrities expressing support for Martin s
family, having met the teen s mother Syb-
rina Fulton at an awards show.
"She s always been courageous in saying
this has never been about race. She said
it s about 17-year-old kids. We have to
protect our kids. So I stand with her for-
ever," Foxx said.
"It was great to see Bruce Springsteen
in Ireland dedicate a song to Trayvon. I
think that s what really makes it universal
in the fact that we know that there s race
involved, but to see all races coming togeth-
er and saying that hey, there s something
wrong," Foxx said. "There s something
wrong when a 17-year-old child is on his
way home and someone with a gun pursues
him and he ends up losing his life."
Foxx said Martin s case was part of an
"epidemic" of gun violence in the US.
Samuel L Jackson was also on hand at
the convention, promoting the remake of
RoboCop. He said he d been out of the
country for much of the trial and during
the verdict, but expected the result.
HONG KONG---The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-
known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his
movies, but his daughter hopes that more people
take the effort to understand his teachings and life
Marking his death 40 years ago yesterday, the
Hong Kong government has teamed up with the
Bruce Lee Foundation to put together an exhibition
to showcase the late star s life, from his famous yellow
tracksuit he wore in the movie Game of Death, to
his writings and drawings.
The exhibition that opened yesterday, "Bruce Lee:
Kung fu. Art. Life," has more than 600 items on dis-
play, including photos, costumes, videos and even a
3.5-metre statue. (AP)
Jamie Foxx backs Trayvon Martin's mom 'forever'
Bruce Lee recalled
40 years on
Sylvester Stallone, left, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
arrive at the Escape Plan special screening on Day 2
of Comic-Con International on Thursday, in San
Diego, California. AP PHOTO
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