Apparently there's a department store-style photography studio in the Battle School, because Andrew "Ender" Wiggin and Colonel Graff are posing for a Sears portrait in our latest look at Ender's Game.
Opening in theaters on March 15th is the new thriller The Call from director Brad Anderson (The Machinist). The fils stars Academy Award-winner Halle Berry (Cloud Atlas, X2), Academy Award-nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland), Morris Chestnut (Identity Thief, Boyz n the Hood), Michael Ekund (The Divide, The Marine 3: Homefront), and Emmy-winner Michael Imperioli (HBO's The Sopranos, Goodfellas).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Morris Chestnut to talk about his work on The Call, as well as his role in the upcoming sequel Kick-Ass 2. The veteran actor discussed his new film, its strong script, his research for the role, collaborating with director Brad Anderson, meeting Halle Berry for the first time, Kick-Ass 2, joining the franchise, taking over the role of Marcus Williams, and working with Jim Carrey and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Except for the gleaming sci-fi production design and crisp martial uniforms, the scene depicted in a new still from Ender's Game could be from lunch break at some
garden variety sort of futuristic middle school.
Synopsis: When veteran 911 operator, Jordan, takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
After decades – decades! – of failed attempts to adapt Orson Scott Card's much loved science fiction novel, somebody finally managed to film Ender's Game. The proof is in the pudding today, as Lionsgate has unveiled the first real image from the film, featuring Asa Butterfield as the title character getting a stare down from Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff.
Not only that, but the guy overseeing the adaptation, writer-director Gavin Hood, is talking a bit about how the film will differ from its popular source material.
At the very end of February, we learned that, after years and years of attempts to get the movie made, Ender's Game had finally begun principal photography at Big Easy Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Orson Scott Card science fiction novel that has turned countless youngsters into readers and is among the favorite books of so many adults is finally becoming a feature film as I type. This surreal fact is hammered home by Ender's Game Blog, an aptly-titled and newly-launched official Tumblr from the production.
Good news, everyone. Ender's Game has actually, really, for realsies begun principal photography. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card's beloved science fiction novel, which has been attempted as a film by a number of different companies and creative teams, has commenced production under the direction of Gavin Hood. According to an official press release, the production is underway in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Viola Davis is in a good place right now. The actress has been doing outstanding supporting work for years, but she wasn't a household name. Now, she's the odds-on favorite to win an Oscar for her performance in last summer's The Help, and she just took a Screen Actors Guild Award for playing Aibileen Clark in the surprise hit. With the Academy Awards approaching, Davis has just signed on to two new projects, including a lead role in the drama Beautiful Creatures. Before that, though, she'll play a role in Ender's Game, the long-awaited adaptation that has built up quite a formidable cast.
Every time new casting is announced for Ender's Game, it solidifies that Orson Scott Card's beloved science fiction novel is actually becoming a reality after years spent in the wasteland of development under many creative teams. Each new actor joining the film makes the project a little more real for fans who've spent decades dreaming of a movie set at Battle School. Today, it gets a whole lot realer, with pretty much every major role having been officially cast. Most notably, Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin, both of whom are past Oscar nominees, are now part of Gavin Hood's take on the novel, but tht's not all. Young actors have also been hired to play Bean, Bonzo, and just about everybody else, including Valentine, Peter, and Bean.