Stardust Competition

Forbidden Planet London has 20 pairs of tickets to be won for the special preview screening of the movie Stardust, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, on Monday 4th June at 6.00pm for a 6.30 start.

The screening of the film, not due for UK release until October, will take place at a London West End venue.The screening will be followed by a thirty minute Q&A session with Gaiman himself.

Entries close Thursday 31st May so best get in quick: visit to enter.

Stardust, Gaiman’s second novel, illustrated by the brilliant Charles Vess, centres on the adventures and romantic destiny of a young man who is an inhabitant of the village of Wall, which sits on the border of the land of Faerie. Tristran promises his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (Neil has occasionally made references to writing a sequel, or at least another book concerning the village).

The film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, shot in the UK and Iceland, has an impressive cast. Charlie Cox (Casanova, The Merchant of Venice) stars as Tristran and Claire Danes (The Flock, Terminator 3) as Yvaine but also including Robert deNiro, Ricky Gervais, Sir Ian McKellen, Michelle Pfeiffer, is apparently only ‘loosely based’ on the novel (but it looks pretty amazing from the trailers, and funny, too) and is scheduled for release in the UK on 19th October and 10th August 2007 in the US.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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