Recently, I wrote an entry about how Tommy Pallotta was prepping for his trip to San Diego’s Comic-Con. Tommy’s plans included hosting a panel about the upcoming film, A Scanner Darkly, for which he’s supervising the animation. Most Comic-Con film panels involve filmmakers and/or actors chatting on a dais and screening exclusive footage. For A Scanner Darkly, it was a little different.
Tommy worked with the film’s distributor, Warner Independent Pictures, to secure an android version of Scanner novelist Philip K. Dick. Dick’s dead, and someone was already working on the android, independent of the Scanner production. Regardless, it seemed like an obvious fit. So, at Comic-Con, the Scanner panel this week included Tommy, some of his crew, and a fully-functioning A.I. Phillip K. Dick robot.
How did it go? One of Harry Knowles’ partners-in-crime, AICN’s Quint, was there. He reports and shares some photos for all of us to see.