Inside Movies Breaking Movie News and Scoops | Movie Reviews

Tag: Asa Butterfield (1-7 of 7)

Casting Net: Will Smith set to sail off with Manhattan; Plus Asa Butterfield, more

Will Smith (After Earth) will star in City That Sailed for 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy (The Internship) will develop and direct the film about a man and his daughter on the island of Manhattan after it breaks loose into the Atlantic Ocean. Smith has been rumored for the film for a couple of years but this marks his official attachment. Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun) is writing the script with Smith producing via Overbrook Entertainment. (Deadline)

Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) is in talks to join Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) in the indie comedy King of the Kastle. Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (The Sitter) co-wrote and will direct the movie about a philanderer (Owen) who is blackmailed by a teenager (Butterfield). Michael Benaroya (Margin Call) and Jonathan Gordon (Silver Linings Playbook) will produce. (The Wrap)
READ FULL STORY

Critical Mass: Is 'Ender's Game' the next big YA franchise? Or is it 'The Golden Compass'?

Nearly 30 years after Orson Scott Card published the best-selling Ender’s Game, the Hugo-Award winning science-fiction novel receives the full Hollywood treatment from the studio behind The Hurt Locker and Twilight. Those two films are perhaps relevant, because Ender’s Game tells the story of young teens, led by Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield, who are tasked with the very-adult responsibility of going to war to defend mankind.

In the future, Earth barely survived an alien invasion, and 50 years later, the planet’s military commanders, led by Harrison Ford, are expecting another attack any day. To prepare, they’ve recruited child-soldiers whose minds are especially agile and suited for a new brand of warfare.

Written and directed by Gavin Hood (Wolverine), and starring a coterie of Oscar-nominated actors — Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld — Ender’s Game has been stifled by threats of boycott from those offended by Card’s anti-gay politics. The film, however, stands on its own, and now that it’s in theaters, perhaps it can finally be allowed to speak for itself. EW’s critic Chris Nashawaty predicts that Ender’s Game is one of those “beloved novels … that wound up getting sapped of their original spark and power on the way to the big screen,” hinting that its fate will ultimately be more The Golden Compass than Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

But the film has its defenders, too. Click below to see what the nation’s critics think before heading to the theater. READ FULL STORY

'Ender's Game' clip: Enter the Dragon Army -- VIDEO

Enders-Game.jpg

Good news, adolescent space warrior Ender Wiggin: We’d like to give you your own army. The bad news? The force is called Dragon Army and it never won a battle in its entire existence.

But… they do have cool uniforms.

In Ender’s Game, which opens in theaters on Nov. 1, Ender (Asa Butterfield) is a battle-school prodigy who might be the key to defeating an alien invasion. Harrison Ford plays Col. Graff, the military leader who hands Ender the army to do his dirty work.

Click below to see Graff and Ender discuss a promotion: READ FULL STORY

'Enders Game' trailer: Harrison Ford has a secret

Enders-Game-Trailer.jpg

In Ender’s Game, director Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel, Asa Butterfield plays humanity’s last great hope against an alien invasion. Millions of innocent lives were lost during the last war, and Col. Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) sees in Ender the talent to defeat the aliens once and for all. “You alone can understand the enemy,” he tells the youngster in the new trailer. “You will be the one to save mankind.”

But the new trailer finally hints that all is not exactly as it seems. “THIS IS NO GAME,” reads the trailer, and Col. Graff is portrayed for the first time as someone who has a larger agenda. “We should tell him the truth,” says Ben Kingsley’s face-painter. “When this is all over, what will be left of the boy?” asks Viola Davis. Is Ender a mere pawn in game of life?

Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY

'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford introduces a teaser for the teaser -- VIDEO

Teasers for teasers of trailers: They’re so hot right now!

The latest YA adaptation to perpetuate this trend is Ender’s Game, the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure based on Orson Scott Card’s beloved novel. Stars Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) and Harrison Ford (Hyrum Graff) are on hand to introduce this 10-second sneak peek at footage that appears in the real teaser trailer, which will on May 7. Even though it’s slight, fans will be thrilled to get a glimpse at Ford’s growling colonel, Ender and his fellow cadets, and Ben Kingsley’s Mazer Rackham in action. Battle school is in session, people. Well, almost:

READ FULL STORY

'Ender's Game': First image of Hailee Steinfeld as Petra -- PHOTO

Back in December, we gave you an exclusive first look at Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford as Ender Wiggin and Colonel Hyrum Graff in Summit’s upcoming sci-fi adaptation of Ender’s Game (due Nov. 1), based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card. Today, a second official image has hit the net (via fansites like EnderWiggin.net), and it introduces us to Ender’s Battle School companion, Petra Arkanian, played by True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld. READ FULL STORY

'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo -- EXCLUSIVE

Anyone who has read Orson Scott Card’s beloved 1985 sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, can understand why, for the past 20 years, Hollywood has been unable to adapt the book. After all, it’s challenging enough to shoot a movie about pint-sized military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space-set Battle School, but it’s an even taller order to capture the novel’s complex themes about war and morality.

Fortunately for fans of the book, the long wait for a film adaptation is (almost) over. Ender’s Game will hit theaters on Nov. 1, 2013 (Summit Entertainment has just launched the film’s official Facebook page), and EW has your exclusive first look at the movie — as well as the first interview with director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine).  READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos in Movies

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP