Clevver TV posted their interview with Asa Butterfield, Ender Wiggin, and Hailee Steinfeld, Petra Arkanian, during the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas this past week. Apart from the Ender’s Game talk we get some further insight on the actors other projects, social life and school. Watch the video here:
A new episode of EnderCast is online. Listen to the discussion of what the websites had to say about the latest news and updates on Ender’s Game.
Topics for the week:
- Happy Birthday Moises and Abigail
- Harrison Ford on Jimmy Kimmel – video here
- Lionsgate presentation, Harrison’s quote
- Harrison Ford doing a Q&A – video here
- Trailer shown at CinemaCon, reactions from the web
- Collider interview with Asa, scene with Petra
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This past week Las Vegas hosted the annual CinemaCon event and three members of the Ender’s Game cast were honorees. Asa Butterfield (Rising Star award), Hailee Steinfeld (Female of Tomorrow award), and Harrison Ford (Lifetime Achievement award) presented an unfinished sneak peek at the Ender’s Game trailer.
Showbiz Junkies posted some videos of interviews from Asa, Hailee, and Harrison Ford. Watch them here.
It’s still refreshing to see the passion and enthusiasm the actors have for the Ender’s Game book and movie.
Ender’s Game premieres Nov. 1st.
Yesterday Lionsgate had their presentation for their upcoming films of the year. Among these films they highlighted the Ender’s Game movie with a special presentation of a teaser trailer. Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman, Rob Friedman, introduced Asa Butterfield, Ender Wiggin, and Hailee Steinfeld, Petra Arkanian, both who are honorees at the event, as they gave the audience the first look at the Ender’s Game trailer.
ComingSoon posted about the trailer:
which features lots of shots of Ender’s zero-G training, battles with the Formic race both in space and within a planet’s upper atmosphere and lots of dialogue from Ford’s Hyrum Graff and Ben Kingsley’s Mazer Rackham (the latter of whom has his character’s very intricate face tattoo).
So it looks like Mazer will have a distinguishable look in the movie. Buzzfeed, too, talks about the tattoos.
Unlike other major franchise launches, the trailer did not hold back on giving fans a great deal of what they want to see: The zero gravity Battle Room; several battles with Bugger ships; the Maori facial tattoos on Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), etc.
io9 has a very detailed report of the trailer. I won’t put the whole details up, you can read them all at the web link, but here is an excerpt from what they saw:
The trailer’s opening shot takes place in a purpled-sky filled with Bugger ships. The swarms of alien ships move like a hive against a smaller group of human jets. Explosions and alien weaponry crash in the atmosphere. We can only assume that this is one of Mazer Rackham’s infamous battles, which is later used as big-time propaganda against the war with the Formics (an insect like alien race).
Over the war-porn booms the voice of Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford), “They know our strategies, they know our weaknesses, and they nearly destroyed us…. We need a new weapon.”
Following the showing of the trailer Harrison Ford took center stage to talk about the movie and this is what he had to say,
“I was attracted to it not just for the scale of it and the power of it visually, but there’s a great human story here,” he said.
Getty Images posted this photo of Harrison Ford from the presentation:
Though the trailer that was shown isn’t the finished product, still it would have been amazing to be one of those first people to glimpse Ender’s world.
Also, let us not forget the three Ender’s Game cast members that were awarded that night as well.
Asa Butterfield for the Rising Star Award.
Hailee Steinfeld for Female Star of Tomorrow Award.
Harrison Ford the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Ender’s Game trailer will be attached to the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie which will premiere May 17th. Ender’s Game movie opens on November 1st.
Collider posted some awesome Hi-Res photos of movie logos at CinemaCon. Among the many they spotted the Ender’s Game teaser poster.
Can you spot the Ender’s Game movie logo?
I’m sure once the event kicks in we will have many other photos to show. Even some from the award ceremony on April 18th that will feature Harrison Ford (Lifetime Achievement Award), Asa Butterfield (Rising Star Award) and Hailee Steinfeld (Female Star of Tomorrow Award).
It looks like along with Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff), who’s receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin), the Rising Star of 2013 award, Hailee Steinfeld (Petra Arkanian) will be receiving the Female Star of Tomorrow award at this years CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Hollywood Reporter,
“Having already garnered an Oscar nomination, not to mention international acclaim for her big screen debut in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld will continue to show audiences this coming year just how amazing a young actress she is with five new films set to hit theaters,” CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser stated in an official press release
Hailee has been a busy bee working on the new interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet”, “Can a song save your life?”, “Hateship, Friendship” and “Three Days to Kill.”
CinemaCon will take place April 15-18 at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CinemaCon has recently updated their schedule for their convention in April and it looks like Lionsgate will be showing a highlight of their 2013 release schedule. This meaning they will showcase current projects set to release this year. What better way to promote films, right?
The question is (and thanks to EnderWiggin for bringing it up) will they showcase the Ender’s Game movie?
Last year’s convention Sony Pictures Ent., Twentieth Century Fox, and Universal Pictures all gave “Exclusive Product Presentations Highlighting the Summer of 2012 and Beyond”. Even going further as to announcing films set to release in 2013 AND 2014. Sony Pictures gave descriptions of movies like Men In Black 3, Total Recall, and Hotel Transylvania to name a few. Universal Pictures gave a glimpse of Les Miserables and Oblivion. While Twentieth Century Fox’s big release was Life of Pi.
Lionsgate gave a special advanced screening of their movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” last year, too.
I have little knowledge of the convention but you can always learn more from the internet, right? It’s possible that this years CinemaCon Lionsgate will be presenting the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and hopefully Ender’s Game as well. They both fall in the same range of audience and Ender’s Game is more popularly known as a YA read (though Orson Scott Card did not intend it to be). Possibly, presenting Ender’s Game can bring a much bigger hype for its release in November.
What can we anticipate to be shown at CinemaCon? We have no clue, unless you attend. However, we can speculate that a possible movie logo reveal or poster, but until April we won’t know. (Maybe Lionsgate will hint on what they will present before the event; fingers crossed)