Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) is set to star in Martin Scorsese's (Hugo, Shutter Island) next project, Silence. The director's long-gestating adaptation of Japanese author Shusaku Endo's novel has secured financing and a production greenlight for June 2014.
Garfield will play Father Rodrigues, a 17th-century Portuguese Jesuit who travels to Japan with a fellow priest amid rumors that his mentor has abandoned the Church. It is a time of religious persecution in the Asian nation, with Christians forced to practice their faith in secret. Ken Watanabe (Inception) will star as the priests' interpreter, alongside a Japanese cast.
Location scouting is currently underway for the film, which is being co-financed by Emmett/Furla Films and Corsan Films. Silence is due to start shooting next summer.
American author Orson Scott Card's best-selling 1985 sci-fi novel Ender's Game is heading to the big screen this November courtesy of Gavin Hood, director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and while that probably doesn't fill you with much confidence, perhaps the first teaser trailer will do the trick.
Ender's Game stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Ender Wiggin, an exceptionally talented child who finds himself whisked off to Battle School to learn the art of war in preparation for the defense of Earth against an invasion by some pesky alien buggers. Also featuring in the cast are Harrison Ford (42), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Abigail Breslin (Zombieland), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Viola Davis (The Help). Check out the first trailer after the official synopsis:
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley »
- Flickering Myth
The first official trailer for writer/director Gavin Hood's VFX-heavy, intergalactic adventure "Ender's Game" is here. Oscar winner Hood ("Tsotsi," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") has written and directed the dystopian sci-fi adventure from the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card. Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") plays Ender, a preternaturally gifted child taken to the Battle School to prepare for the next alien invasion that looms in the near future. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld. Like the teaser poster, Summit is aiming this at core fans of the book, which I am finally catching up with; it's a smart, tough look at adults exploiting kids and forcing them to survive their own power games as they develop the skills to save the planet. Trailer below. »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
I hope you haven't grown weary of seeing young adult novels on the big screen, because we've got another one for you. Ender's Game is set in a future where humans are being dominated by an alien race and start training young teens to command their star fleets (it's kind of like kiddie Star Trek). The most promising student is Ender (Asa Butterfield), who enters Battle School and starts learning under the tutelage of a gruff colonel (Harrison Ford). First of all, I can't believe how much Butterfield has aged since Hugo - his voice is much deeper, and he looks ready to kick some ass in this preview. In addition to that, this film looks pretty awesome. Not only are the visual effects exciting, but I'm also interested in the moral dilemma brought up in the trailer about training kids to be military leaders. Plus, the cast boasts many »
- Becky Kirsch
Humanity’s last hope rests on the shoulders of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a teenager sent to Battle School in the futuristic post-alien invasion Ender’s Game. The revered Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) is on a quest to train civilization’s best and brightest young people to step into the shoes of the retirement-ready hero Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), the man who is credited with saving what remains of the human race.
Check out the first trailer for Ender’s Game beyond the cut!
- Rachel West
The first trailer for Ender's Game, the big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 sci-fi novel, has hit the web, and is certain to send fans into a tizzy. Directed and written by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), the film stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, a boy who demonstrates enormous potential in battling an oncoming alien invasion that threatens the human race. Photos: 30 Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Films Harrison Ford plays Colonel Graff, who heads up the Battle School where young soldiers are readied for combat. Also featured in the impressive cast: Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and
- THR Staff
Shall we play a game? "Ender's Game" will soon be bringing tweenage sci-fi mayhem to the big screen, and the initial trailer shows off the film's high-tech, space-set action and the same gruff, bored-sounding narration skills that Harrison Ford previously displayed in "Blade Runner." After aliens known as Formics ravage Earth, the world's most gifted children are selected to be trained by International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (a tattooed Ben Kingsley) and Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) at a high-tech space station in order to learn the necessary skills to defeat the Formics once and for all. Ender Wiggin ("Hugo's" Asa Butterfield) is the best »
- Dave Lewis
Summit has released the first full trailer for Gavin Hood's upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel, "Ender's Game." The preview showcases brief moments of fighter jets duking it out with invading aliens high in the sky, then cuts even higher above the Earth's surface to a space station where young stars Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit") are being trained by Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley as "a new kind of soldier." Also read: Harrison Ford Introduces First 'Ender's Game' Footage (Video) For those not familiar with the book, Ford »
- Greg Gilman
The first trailer for "Ender's Game" has arrived.
Based on Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel of the same name, "Ender's Game" focuses on a post-alien invasion Earth and the lengths to which those remaining will go to ensure another attack doesn't happen. Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") stars as Ender Wiggin, a youngster who goes to Battle School and becomes mankind's last resort. Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit"), Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford lend Butterfield some onscreen support.
Directed by Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine"), "Ender's Game" is set for release on Nov. 1 via Summit Entertainment. That studio, which is owned by Lionsgate, has had some great success with young adult adaptations in the recent past (see: "Twilight" and, for Lionsgate, "The Hunger Games"), meaning all systems are go for "Ender's Game" to earn major bucks upon release.
Watch the new trailer above.
- Christopher Rosen
X-men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood is the man behind the big-screen adaptation of author Orson Scott Card’s beloved best-selling 1985 sci-fi novel, Ender’S Game. The film is led by Hugo’s rising young star Asa Butterfield as the unusually gifted child sent to an advanced military school in outer space to prepare the Earth for a future Alien invasion. He finds his calling could save mankind when it’s discovered he’s a tactical genius in the art of warfare.
Ender’S Game also stars Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. It hits UK cinemas from 25th October and the Us from 1st November. Check out the first teaser trailer!
Source: Summit Entertainment
- Craig Hunter
Summit has premiered the first Ender's Game teaser trailer giving you a first look at the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel from director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and starring Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. Set in the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is »
- Brad Brevet
With less than six months to go on the clock before Ender’s Game hits theatres, the anticipation is slowly but surely beginning to rise for what is shaping up to be Summit’s new franchise-starter, following the conclusion of Twilight last year.
Last week brought with it the first footage from the film in the form of a trailer preview. And, as promised, the first teaser trailer has now debuted in full, in tandem with a live Google+ hangout with director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers), and the young Asa Butterfield (Hugo).
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are »
- Kenji Lloyd
Following a long, long development process that has spanned decades, director Martin Scorsese is finally gearing up to make his passion project, Silence, and he’s nabbed an incredibly talented young actor to lead the film. The Amazing Spider-Man and The Social Network star Andrew Garfield has been tapped to lead Scorsese’s adaptation of the Shusaku Endo novel of the same name, which centers on two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to investigate claims of religious persecution. Earlier iterations of the project had Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro, and Gael Garcia Bernal rumored to be handling the lead roles, but it appears that Scorsese has opted to go a bit younger for the role of Father Rodrigues. Hit the jump for more, including the casting of Ken Watanabe and Issei Ogata in the film. While Scorsese has been trying to get Silence off the ground for years, »
- Adam Chitwood
After two decades of false starts and near misses, the director can now look forward to shooting his long-gestating adaptation of Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo’s novel next summer.
The project, which also will feature Ken Watanabe, is sure to catch the attention of international distributors at the upcoming Cannes market, which marks a new experience for the director, who has headed the Cannes jury and presented four movies in competition.
Sinking into a sofa in his midtown Manhattan office on a recent morning, Scorsese reflected on the planned pic, which he holds particularly dear to his heart. The subject matter — the very roots of religious faith — has long fascinated him, from his childhood »
- Scott Foundas
When Martin Scorsese retitled Brian Selznick’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret to ‘Hugo’ there was a case to be made that the film’s title at least retained some of the original’s character, not so with William Joyce’s The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs which Fox have snappily retitled as ‘Epic’.
Good news then that they are working with Blue Sky Studios on this film, which is out on the 22nd of May here in the UK, as the partnership has a solid foundation for new projects. Today we’ve got a new look at a scene from the film which shows off the quality of animation as well as the tone of the film rather well.
Christoph Waltz is Mandrake and he is front and centre in this new clip. The character design is rather fetching and of course the animation is spot on. »
- Jon Lyus
On Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 Pm Pt/4:00 Pm Et, the first teaser trailer for Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" will premiere during a Google+ Hangout session. Oscar winner Hood ("Tsotsi," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") has written and directed the dystopian sci-fi adventure from the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card. Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") plays Ender, a preternaturally gifted child taken to the Battle School to prepare for the next alien invasion that looms in the near future. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld. Below, Butterfield and Ford introduce a preview for the teaser, which debuts Tuesday. Tune in on Google+ here. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
"Ender's Game" stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield have introduced the first footage of Summit's highly-anticipated science fiction movie hitting theaters on Nov. 1. The quick tease of the trailer, which debuts online next week, features Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) telling main protagonist Ender Wiggin (Butterfield) "you'll be the finest commander we've ever trained." Also read: 'Hugo' Star Asa Butterfield Nabs Lead Role in 'Ender's Game' Director Gavid Hood's ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel of the same name follows Wiggin -- an unusually gifted child -- through training at an advanced »
- Greg Gilman
In the last few days not only have we received news that the Ender’s Game teaser trailer will be released next week but we’ve also seen the first photo of Ben Kingsley tatted up as badass Mazer Rackham. Well, stand back for we have now been gifted via Han Solo and Hugo a teaser for the teaser trailer. Can’t get your head round it? Well, it’s akin to reading the pamphlet about the blurb of a book that’s yet to be released. Silly? Yes. Exciting footage? Definitely.
This first glimpse at the trailer spans 1 minute in total. Half of the time consists of Han Solo Harrison Ford behaving way too cool alongside the autocue-robotics of Asa Butterfield. Delving into some juicy shots of Ender flying through the zero-gravity battle room, there’s a brief moment of Ford delivering a speech and Ben Kingsley as Rackham. »
- Gem Seddon
On May 7th, the first full trailer for the long awaited Ender's Game movie will be unleashed! To get the geek adrenaline going until then, Summit Entertainment has released some teaser footage from the film giving us our first look at what we can expect to see, including the zero-gravity Battle Room! It's a few quick shots, but it's enough to get me excited to see more.
Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield introduce the video and announce that the first trailer will premiere during a Google+ hangout at 1:00 Pm Pt / 4:00 Pm Et. The event will also feature a live conversation with director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), producer Bob Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness), and star Asa Butterfield (Hugo).
In the near future, »
- Joey Paur
I feel like we’ve been waiting for a teaser trailer for Ender’s Game for 1.6 billion years which is probably a little dramatic. And you know how some teaser trailers give you a really abstract look with no movie footage? Not This One. Behold!
Teaser Trailer: Ender’s Game – Teaser Trailer Announcement & Preview
Click here to view the embedded video.
We’ve had the tiniest of glimpses for Ender’s Game dished out to us over the last couple of months and today we get our first look at Ben Kingsley in the role of war hero, Mazer Rackham. It’s a role the reunites him with his Hugo costar Asa Butterfield (Ender). We saw him in the teaser trailer, but here’s a picture.
When asked by EW about the tatoos his character sports, here’s what he had to say.
Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, »
- Jess Orso
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners