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PHOTOS: Movies facing the Comic-Con crowds

As John Horn points out in his Word of Mouth column, some lower-profile films are putting on their Sunday best to impress the ravenous hordes of Comic-Con fans who would otherwise be totally distracted by the Harry Potters of the world.

Here are the when, what and who of this year’s crop of Comic-Con blockbuster hopefuls. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
‘Let Me In’
The Swedish novel was an international success. So was the Swedish film adaptation. The American remake is on the way. No, we’re not talking about author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. It’s writer-director Matt Reeves’ (pictured) remake of the hit Swedish vampire film, " Let the Right One In.” Reeves and members of his cast are scheduled to talk about their contribution to America’s current Swede and vampire fixation.

Panel time: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Early buzz: Will the American mainstream get to let the right one in?
Matt Reeves: From ‘Cloverfield’ to ‘Let the Right One In’ (Saeed Adyani / Overture Films)
‘Drive Angry’
Nicolas Cage is out for revenge again -- this time after his daughter’s killers.

Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, Billy Burke, David Morse

Panel time:
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Friday

Early buzz:
• The Hero Complex guide to Comic-Con 2010 (Ron Batzdorf)
This movie is not exactly what its name implies, unless its name implies a superhero vampire western action movie to you. Paul Bettany plays a warrior priest who teams with the local sheriff to track down a posse of vampire outlaws. Bettany, actor Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, director Scott Stewart and “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer will be on hand to discuss the movie.

Panel: Friday from 4-6 p.m.

Early buzz: Paul Bettany talks ‘Legion’ and ‘Priest’ (Scott Garfield / Screen Gems)
‘The Green Hornet’
Seth Rogan ... action star? The comedian wrote the script about the hard-partying trust funder-turned-vigilante with “Superbad” partner Evan Goldberg and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’s” Michel Gondry is directing. Christoph Waltz is the bad guy and Cameron Diaz takes on the spunky female role. Will fans rise up in respect or rebellion?

Seth Rogan, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz

Panel time:
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, along with other Sony Pictures projects

Early buzz:
• Comic Con 2010: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have five tips for Con-goers
• Edward James Olmos says ‘Green Hornet’ is ‘finally coming together’ (Jaimie Trueblood / Columbia Pictures)
Continuing the trend of sensitive superheroes (“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” “Kick-Ass”), comes a story of an average joe (Rainn Wilson) who goes rogue after his wife ( Liv Tyler) falls under the influence of a drug dealer ( Kevin Bacon). Also like “Kick-Ass,” this film has yet to find a theatrical distributor.

Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler, Nathan Fillion, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon

Panel time:
1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Friday

Early buzz:
• The Hero Complex guide to Comic-Con 2010 (Steve Dietl)