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'Carrie' Gets Bloody, Electro Faces Down Spidey In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' & More Looks At Comic-Con Hopefuls

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2013 12:51 PM
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We're just over a week away from the San Diego Comic-Con, which will give grown men a free pass to wear Darth Vader costumes in broad daylight without fear of reprisal. And it also means studios are getting ready to open the floodgates on whatever material they have that might appeal to the thronging masses on the conference floor and EW is getting out in front with some stuff to show off.

Watch: First Trailer For Sci-Fi 'Ender's Game' Starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley & Asa Butterfield

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 4:04 PM
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Sci-fi is a hard sell, generally speaking, at the box office, even if it's based off a beloved book like Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game." However, those who have actually read the novel have been wondering just how it will translate onto the big screen? It's not necessarily the most action-driven piece of writing, and the concept is pretty ambitious. Can Hollywood make it work, even while filling all the requirements of the four quadrant tentpole? Well, the first trailer is here to perhaps answer that question.

Teaser Posters Arrive For 'Ender's Game,' 'White House Down' 'Pacific Rim' & 'You're Next'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 25, 2013 1:46 PM
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Many years from now, when humanity is but a memory and earth is ruled by monkeys, anthropologists will uncover a treasure trove of movie poster one-sheets, and conclude that movies in the early 21st century consisted mostly of people watching a character's back while they look at something cool. From "The Dark Knight Rises" to "Battleship" to "Star Trek Into Darkness," the latest trend in one-sheet design is to avoid a character's face entirely. Whether it's inspired by third-person video games, or just by everyone copying Batman, it seems every other blockbuster is going down this route when it comes to the marketing, and the latest to get in on the act is "Ender's Game."

New Pic From 'Ender's Game' & Meet The Characters From 'Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 21, 2013 10:19 AM
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As “Beautiful Creatures” found itself felled by Nicholas Sparks' reign of tears and insanity this past weekend, it's back to the calendar to find the next sci-fi/fantasy/YA tentpole until “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” rolls into cinemas at the end of the year. And in terms of a fan following, you could do worse than some new glimpses of “Ender's Game” and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2012 11:42 AM
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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.” 

Spinning 'Cloud Atlas': 5 Unfilmable Novels That Became Movies & 5 More On The Way

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 26, 2012 12:31 PM
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While it was a worldwide success, and displays some bold and ambitious storytelling that could look amazing on screen, it always seemed that there was little chance of David Mitchell's best-seller "Cloud Atlas" ever making it to screens. Indeed, Mitchell himself told the New Yorker recently, "As I was writing 'Cloud Atlas,' I thought, 'It's a shame this is unfilmable.' "

'Ender's Game' Moves To November 1, 2013; 'Red Lights' Will Turn On July 13th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 3:44 PM
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Some movement on a major franchise and a smaller-scale horror flick, so adjust your calendars accordingly....

Viola Davis Joins 'Ender's Game' & Is One Of Warner Bros. 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2012 6:04 PM
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Things are looking good for Viola Davis. Having snagged the SAG Award for her turn in "The Help," barring a late arrival from the Meryl Streep Train, in a few weeks, the actress will land her first Oscar win. At least that's what we hope. But while we wait to see how that plays out, Davis is using her awards season bank a couple of movies and they are both as different as it gets.

Abigail Breslin Goes Sci-Fi With 'Ender's Game'; Harrison Ford Now Officially On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2011 4:02 PM
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Well, look who's all grown up! Abigail Breslin who first sauntered into our hearts as the pudgy Olive in "Little Miss Sunshine," and who recently flashed her bra in "New Year's Eve" is now ready to graduate into her first bonafide blockbuster movie.

Ben Kingsley Will Play 'Ender's Game' With 'Hugo' Co-Star Asa Butterfield

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2011 10:53 AM
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Working with a young actor isn't always the easiest thing for established thesps like Ben Kingsley. Younger talent sometimes need more attention, and patience on set, as they are still cultivating the craft that veterans have honed into a finely turned art. But it seems that Kingsley got along smashingly with Asa Butterfield on the set of "Hugo," as he's now lined up a project to work with him again.

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