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2013 CinemaCon photos: Day 1 at Caesars Palace includes Brad Pitt, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho


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Chris Pine attends Day 1 of 2013 CinemaCon at Caesars Palace on Monday, April 15, 2013.

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World War Z

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Pain and Gain

Fast and Furious 6

A long-haired Brad Pitt turned up as a surprise to preview his upcoming summer blockbuster “World War Z” at the 2013 CinemaCon opening at Caesars Palace on Monday night. Brad admitted that he wanted to do a zombie flick so his kids could see it before they outgrew them.

The Colosseum screening party hosted by Paramount Pictures also featured an 18-minute 3D presentation of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” with Chris Pine (Cpt. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus) and John Cho (Sulu).

We learned two gems: The Starship Enterprise is submerged under water, and Spock is dropped into a volcano to implode it and save a dying race.

Hollywood director Michael Bay showed a video introduction by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to scenes of their new action comedy “Pain and Gain.”

Universal Studios today introduced the cast of its upcoming “Fast and Furious 6” to CinemaCon delegates.

After watching an extended clip of Justin Lin’s movie, they met stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Gina Carano. There was a 15-minute Q+A with the stars and conventioneers.

CinemaCon attracts more than 5,000 worldwide motion picture professionals, and Hollywood studios use the annual Las Vegas meeting to highlight previews of upcoming films.

The four-day star-studded convention wraps Thursday with an awards ceremony featuring Sally Field, Steven Spielberg and business partner Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison Ford, Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson.

On Wednesday, regular Las Vegas visitor and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will present his new film “The Lone Ranger,” with actor Armie Hammer, who plays the title role. Our thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.

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