News briefs: Percy Jackson, Despicable trailers; Cirque renamed

Moviefone has posted the first trailer for the upcoming fantasy film Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, which you can watch at the link above; the movie, based on Rick Riordan's books, opens Feb. 12, 2010.
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Yahoo has posted a new trailer for Universal's upcoming 3-D animated Despicable Me, which you can view at the link; the movie, featuring the voice of Steve Carell, focuses on Gru, a master thief whose next heist is the moon. Despicable Me opens July 9, 2010.
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Shock Till You Drop reports that Universal has changed the title of the horror movie Cirque du Freak to The Vampire's Assistant and moved the release date to Oct. 23; the movie is based on Darren Shan's novel.
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In addition to hosting a panel on The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Comic-Con in San Diego, Summit Entertainment will present "The Twilight Experience," a one-night-only special theatrical re-release of the first Twilight, featuring an introduction by cast members, for $10, available only at Fandango.
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Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon, meanwhile, will sign a one-of-a-kind collector's "Scorpius Edition" of the Farscape volume one hardcover book, an exclusive to Comic-Con, limited to 500 copies and available only at the BOOM! Studios Booth (2543), Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.

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