Comic-Con 2013 is in full swing, which means movie-makers are releasing scads of new information and tidbits from upcoming films. While Lionsgate is definitely out promoting Catching Fire, other movies on the sneak-preview docket include Divergent and Ender’s Game.
First Ender’s Game Clip
On the heels of a Comic-Con panel that packed Hall-H to see veteran sic-fi actor Harrison Ford, Liongate has issued more goodies for those interested to see what Ender’s Game has to offer, including this first clip from the movie beyond the basic trailer.
The history lesson/recruitment speech from Ford’s Colonel Graff is a familiar one if you’ve seen the trailer, but this time a fast-paced montage of the battle that birthed a hero is shown interspersed with clips of Graff. Ships duck in and out and around one another in battle, accurately communicating the large scope of the movie, as well as highlighting some of the special effects. The focus then zeroes in on Mazer Rackham and follows his final run that ended the battle and won the day for the International Fleet. Sadly, while there’s new footage, there’s no new dialogue.
Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure directed by Gavin Hood starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the humans begin training only the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically brilliant young man is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
The Ender’s Game Experience
For fans of the books and those looking forward to the movie, there was also an Ender’s Game Experience just outside the Convention Center in the Gas Lamp district of San Diego. Like others of its kind, the intent is to allow fans a chance to hop inside of the movie for a few minutes and come out knowing whether you’ve got what it takes to enroll in the Battle School. Movie props help set the mood in the 8 rooms fans move through and film footage exclusive to the Experience is also available for viewing. There’s interactive digital content as well and participants can enter to win a cash prize courtesy of the Experience’s sponsor, HGTV.
Ender’s Game Banner Posters
Lionsgate also released six posters, featuring each of the key cast members.
Fans of the the best-selling novel, Divergent, got a first look at its movie counterpart, set to release in March of 2014.
Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is “divergent” and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all divergents, she must find out what makes being different so dangerous before it’s too late. Directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing.The film will be released domestically on March 21, 2014
Stay tuned to our Comic-Con 2013 Coverage for more great news.
Ender’s Game will be in theaters on November 1, 2013.
Divergent will be in theaters on March 21, 2014.