Fraser set for ShoWest salute


Brendan Fraser, who stars in the upcoming "Journey 3-D" from New Line and Walden Media, will receive a Distinguished Decade Film Award at ShoWest 2008.

Fraser, who also will star in the 2009 New Line fantasy film "Inkheart," will be feted at the confab's closing-awards gala. ShoWest is set to run March 10-13 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"From his roles in action-packed blockbusters like 'The Mummy,' 'The Mummy Returns' and 'George of the Jungle' to his critically acclaimed roles in such independent films as 'Crash' and 'Gods and Monsters,' Fraser has delivered many inspirational performances over the past decade," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

A third Fraser-toplined installment in Universal's "Mummy" franchise -- "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" -- is set for release Aug. 1.

"Journey 3-D" was directed by veteran VFX supervisor Eric Brevig and is set for release July 11.

ShoWest is produced by the Nielsen Co., parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.