Fantastic Fest has finalized its first round of films playing in its 2012 edition. As previously announced, Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" will open the festival, which runs September 20-27 in Austin, Texas. We got up close and personal with "The Art of Frankenweenie" exhibition at Comic-Con (pictured above); check out photos and video here.
"Dredd 3D," which enjoyed a well-received sneak peak at Comic-Con, will premiere at Fantastic Fest. The film is a remake of Sylvester Stallone's 1995 original. Karl Urban stars and Pete Travis directs (trailer below). Also in the mix is Rodney Ascher's Sundance fave "Room 237," which looks at symbolism theories from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." (David Poland interviewed the filmmakers at Cannes.)
The rest of the announced titles are listed at Indiewire. Still to come: an expected screening of "The Master," which world premieres at Venice and is likely to show up at Fantastic Fest (where PTA debuted "There Will Be Blood"), after it opens limited September 14 and before it goes wide September 25.