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Harrison Ford Stares Down Asa Butterfield In First Look At 'Ender's Game'

by Kevin Jagernauth
December 5, 2012 11:42 AM
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Ender's Game Harrison Ford Asa Butterfield

So, how did veteran Harrison Ford help rising young actor Asa Butterfield during the production of "Ender's Game"? By not being too chummy once they broke for the day. “The relationship between [Harrison] and Asa was very close,” director Gavin Hood told EW, “but he didn’t overly befriend him off the set. He helped Asa by allowing that slight sense of intimidation to be there.” 

And that feeling is palpable in the first look at the pair in the upcoming sci-fi spectacle. The movie is based on sci-fi writer Orson Scott Card's novel, a story that finds the Earth at war with an insectoid race named the Formics, and follows Ender, one of a group of children being trained to be military commanders. It is beloved by many fans of the genre, and the big question for many will be if Hollywood will screw up the ending, which isn't all rose petals and sunshine. “That ending — and the complex moral questions that it raises — is one of the reasons why I love the book,” Hood said. “I promise you that it is very much there."

Co-starring Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin, "Ender's Game" gets played on November 1st.

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  • zatopek | December 5, 2012 2:16 PMReply

    Yellow and blue.

  • Elise Torres | December 5, 2012 12:05 PMReply

    I have boycotted this film already because it comes from the poison pen of the vile, ranting homophobe Orson Scott Card. I'm pretty disgusted that Harrison Ford has associated himself with the project.

  • Chris | December 5, 2012 12:44 PM

    You can certainly do (or not do) what you like, but if this is your stance, I assume you will follow through and also never watch a film with which Walt Disney is associated, nor read a book by Dostoyevsky (or an adaptation of any Dostoyevsky novel), nor listen to any compositions by Richard Wagner - considering all three were blatant anti-Semites? And surely you'll never read a Hemingway novel or watch a Hemingway adaptation, because of his misogyny. In fact, I'm sure you'll steer clear of all the (countless) artists and writers throughout history (including those who lived or are living in more enlightened ages) who have professed rather odious things about one group or another. In which case congratulations, you've reduced your potential cinematic, literary and artistic experiences by the tens of thousands.

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