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Stars come out to celebrate third day of Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Francis Ford Coppola will become the second legendary filmmaker to appear at Comic-Con International when he arrives at the San Diego Convention Center today to tout his new film, "Twixt."

Coppola follows on the heels of Steven Spielberg, who on Friday announced the fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" series could hit theaters within two or three years.

Comic-Con started in 1970 as a modest comic book fair and has since grown into a premier pop culture extravaganza for the fantasy-minded. With a four-day attendance of 126,000, the event has become a major marketing tool for Hollywood.

Coppola has reportedly described "Twixt" as a gothic romance horror movie. It stars Val Kilmer.

He first came to Comic-Con in the early 1990s to promote his remake of "Dracula."

Another big-name director, Jon Favreau, is scheduled to take the focus away from the Convention Center tonight when his film "Cowboys & Aliens" has its world premiere at the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Other highlights include a screening of the television program "Grimm," a panel on the upcoming TV remake of "Charlie's Angels," and Deepak Chopra and Grant Morrison discussing "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes."

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