BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Fall is upon us and in about a months and a half, the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game will arrive in theaters at long last. The latest two posters follow a series of propaganda-style marketing, all of which reminds us that "the next invasion is imminent." This first one takes a more explosive approac, showing a ship mid-destruction, set below the words "It's Us or Them."
It's likely a recurring childhood daydream to imagine that one day someone might show up and tell you that you're extraordinary and destined for great things. In literary form, this might involve some fantastical, fictional location where only the most gifted and special children get to go to achieve said greatness.
More controversy for Ender's Game? Ok, not really, as I don't think reusing disaster footage from a previous movie is particularly scandalous. Still, one Reddit user did manage to spot a glimpse of a familiar scene in the Summit film's recently released trailer. It looks like Summit dipped into at least one of its previous films to create the disaster footage that's revealed early on in the trailer.
A day after the final poster for Ender's Game landed online and just under three months ahead of the film's arrival in theaters comes the final trailer for the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card's beloved sci-fi novel. Fans in attendance of the Summit panel at Comic-Con got a glimpse of the footage revealed in the video
The latest clip Ė different from the first trailer Ė gives us comprehensive looks at the massive sci-fi worlds Hood has constructed from Orson Scott Cardís seminal novel. It establishes young Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as the chosen warrior meant to protect our planet from an extraterrestrial invasion.
In the movie Hugoís Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, a boy who has an incredible task set upon his shoulders. Ender lives in a world that was forever changes 70 years earlier when aliens invaded. Preparing for a future attack, the government has created a special advanced military school where gifted children will be trained to become the soldiers the world needs. But as he advances in his training, it becomes clear Ender alone could be the savior of all mankind.
Though there were probably a ton of geeks psyched to get a look at Ender's Game during the film's Hall H panel at Comic-Con yesterday, but plenty of others-- OK, fine, all of them-- were dying to get a look at Harrison Ford in person. And while those of us stuck at home didn't get to see Ford scowl in the flesh, he's at least at the center of the film's first clip, which introduces us to the heroics of Mazer Rackham and treats us as if we're enrolling in Battle School right alongside Ender
Ahead of the Ender's Game panel at Comic-Con today, I had the chance to sit down with director Gavin Hood and producer Roberto Orci to chat about the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular sci-fi novel. In addition to discussing the task of bringing Ender Wiggin to life for the adaptation, Orci and Hood spoke about the dark tone of the story, the violence and how they adapted the "mind" game that's played in the book.
The big-budget adaptation of Ender's Game is already running into its share of controversy, with the studio separating itself from the anti-gay views of the book's writer, Orson Scott Card. And while the road for a big-screen Ender's Game has undeniably been paved by The Hunger Games
Summit is doubling up on futuristic adaptations with their SDCC panel this year, giving fans a look at both Ender's Game and Divergent. We're covering each film with a separate live blog. This is the live-blog for Ender's Game, which is based on a novel by Orson Scott Card and stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Ender Wiggin, a gifted child who's recruited to attend a space-set Battle School where man is preparing other gifted children to fight in the anticipated war against an alien race called the Formics.
Among the films featured at Comic-Con this year is Ender's Game, which is not only set to be featured in a panel, but is also on display through a walk through "fan experience," which offers a much more vivid preview of the film that's set to arrive in theaters this fall. After picking up my badge and getting some much needed sustenance after a day of traveling, I officially kicked off my 2013 Comic-Con experience by checking out HGTV and Summit's Ender's Game Fan experience.
This week, as the world braces for Comic-Con, we talk about the boycott of Ender's Game and the outrage over author Orson Scott Card's views on gay rights. Does it mean anything to boycott a movie based on the views of the book's author? Will it accomplish anything? We also talk about Katey finally catching up on Game of Thrones, Da7e wonders if you have to believe in ghosts to be scared by ghost movies, we remember our fondest Comic-Con experiences, and we pick our favorite squirm-inducing moments of movie violence
ummit-Lionsgate seems to have distanced themselves from Card while promoting the film. For example, they they reference the best-selling book on the poster, but make no mention of Card's name. And it's also worth pointing out that he's not among the panelists promoting the film at Comic-Con next week. Today, Lionsgate Entertainment approached the subject more directly, issuing a statement about their take on Card's outspoken views...
Comic-Con is nearly upon us, which means in about a week's time, we'll start to see first and new previews for some of TV and film's most anticipated projects, among which are Carrie,Ender's Game and Orphan Black, all three of which are featured front and center on the bonus covers for Entertainment Weekly's upcoming issue.
Youíve probably noticed Card has been absent from the bulk of the Enderís Game promotional material, and his narrow-minded views are the reason why. Of course, those views have nothing to do with the book or the upcoming movie, both of which are far more concerned with military and political subject matter.
It all starts again on Wednesday July 17th. On that day thousands upon thousands of nerds from all around the globe will fly, drive, bus, or slowly jog down to San Diego, California where they will be able to attend the annual geekathon known as Comic-Con. And every year Hollywood follows right behind them.
attendees pay for these things with the cost of their tickets and their time spent among the throngs of eager, excited and sometimes costumed geeky brethren. Those Ender's Game fans attending SDCC later this month will want to get to the Summit Booth and/or the Ender's Game Exclusive Fan Experience if they want to get their hands on some of the official EG swag that's being handed out. That includes the lapel pins in the above photo.
From a Comic Con perspective, Ender's Game's release is set up at a pretty great spot. Summit has months to continue to build up buzz for the feature adaptation of the popular sci-fi novel, and SDCC falls closer to the start of that anticipated wave. The studio has already previously debuted the first official trailer for the film, as well as the more recently released propaganda posters.
Hot on the heels of the three new International Fleet propaganda posters meant to promote Summit's upcoming release of Gavin Hood's feature adaptation of Ender's Game comes word that the movie will have a pretty big presence at Comic Con in San Diego this year.
It's been a little while since we've seen anything new from Ender's Game, so it's especially exciting to see three new posters for the film. The posters set the tone for the futuristic backdrop on which this story is set. For those who haven't read the book, Ender's Game is set in the future when man is anticipating a war against an alien race called the Formics.
The enemy's gate may be down but Harrison Ford's gate is straight ahead in the latest photo from Ender's Game. The picture shows Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, hovering in zero gravity while Ford's Colonel Graff stands just inside the gate, observing the young student, who may be trying to orient himself in the Battle Room.
It's all suits and seriousness for the latest promotional photo for Summit's Ender's Game. The image doesn't reveal much about the plot - for those who haven't read the book anyway - but it does showcase the movie's two stars, Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, who play Colonel Graff and the titular Ender Wiggin in the feature adaptation of the popular sci-fi novel.
Ender Wiggin isn't the first, but he'll be the last. Or so says Ben Kingsley's Mazer Rackham in the first trailer for Summit's Ender's Game. Directed by Gavin Hood, the film is based on a sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card and tells the story of a boy who's recruited to attend a space-set battle school to train with other children in anticipation of the coming war against an alien race.
A day ahead of the anticipated online debut of the first Ender's Game trailer, the film's website has gone live. IF-Sentinel.com encourages fans to "stay informed" while also sharing some background information that explains the world in which the story is set, including the "International Fleet," which serves as the sole government organization running the planet, and what it means to be a "third," which applies to the title character, Ender Wiggin.
While we still have a few days to wait for the big unveiling of the Ender's Game trailer, last night Summit released a teaser, which gives us a couple snippets of the anticipated preview, introduced by stars Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff) and Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin). In case you missed it, watch it above! The full trailer will debut on Tuesday, May 7. Until then, we pulled some screenshots from the teaser to examine (and obsess over) while we wait.