Before you go on I must warn you the video is a super spoiler. If you want to keep the surprise effect while watching the movie I suggest you refrain from watching.
Thanks to Ender Wiggin and itsartmag, we have a link to a new video that’s popped up that shows the production of the Ender’s Game movie. You can see different scenes being played out, director Gavin Hood doing his job on set, Asa Butterfield doing a great job of playing Ender and tons more. If you dare to watch just follow the link below:
It truly lays out the production behind the movie, but what’s more exciting about the visuals in the book is that we get our first look at Bean in his flash suit, a mask of the Buggers, Jimmy Pinchak as Peter Wiggin and Gavin Hood lending his talent to the voice and movement to the Giant’s Drink.
I don’t know about you but I’m really excited to finally see Jimmy Pinchak as Peter. I’m even more excited to see the movie which I’m now getting impatient of waiting for November 1st.
What do you guys think about the new images? Will you be getting the movie companion?
Yesterday we posted photos of the first stop in Paris of the Ender’s Game promotion tour in Europe. Today we have new images of the second destination, Madrid, Spain and let me tell you this cast is one handsome lot.
For more images you can follow the link below to Getty Images.
In the weeks leading up to the premiere you can definitely look forward to seeing the cast of Ender’s Game promoting the movie in different countries. Yesterday, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford Sir Ben Kingsley and director Gavin Hood attended a photocall, in which they gather for pictures to promote Ender’s Game, at the Mandarin hotel in Paris. You can find some pictures below, but for more images you can go to Getty Images.
I have to say Hailee is becoming my fashion icon. Her style is very unique but classy. I love her galactic pattern pants paired with black pumps, you can never go wrong with black pumps.
Later in the day Hailee tweeted a picture of her and Asa arriving in Madrid for more of their Europe promotion. Talk about a busy schedule.
The Europe promotion tour started in Paris then moves on to Madrid, Berlin and will end in London. As the tour goes on we will keep you updated on further news.
Ender’s Game premieres November 1st in the U.S and Madrid, November 6th in Paris, October 24th in Germany, October 25th in the UK.
Here’s another Comic-Con video we found that includes director Gavin Hood talking about his passion in working on the film.
It reassures me the way Gavin speaks on the film, that the movie will be a great experience for us fans. His passion for the story is just as immense as ours and for his ability to be able to bring it to life we can stay assured that the movie will be just as great an adventure as the book was.
A few moments I want to point out from the video are his words on our human behavior (specifically the dualities he mentions) which leads to his mention of making the movie PG-13 (!), the lack of Peter and Valentine screen time, and most importantly sequels.
“You want to catch the epic and the intimate.” A quote from the video which I think Gavin Hood sums up pretty well for what the fans want to see in the movie.
With all the commotion of Comic-Con I almost missed this behind-the-scene photo of Director Gavin Hood, Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) and Suraj Partha (Alai) while filming a scene in what looks to be the launchy quarters.
Accompanying the image is a recap of the new footage shown during the Hall H panel. You can read the full article here.
Something a lot of fans have been questioning about the adaption of Ender’s Game from novel-to-film is the violence recorded in the novel. How did Gavin Hood deal with portraying the violence of Ender’s Game in the movie?
CinemaBlend caught up with Gavin Hood at Comic-Con before the Hall H panel and this is what he had to say:
I think that all those elements of bullying, which is a great theme in the world right now, and how kids deal with being bullied, which we know is so powerful in the book, thatʼs in the movie. But what I try to do as a ﬁlmmaker in terms of handling questions of violence, is I donʼt believe in showing violence for violenceʼs sake and repetitive violence. For me, what I have found is an act of violence can be so sudden, whatʼs more interesting is the aftermath. And so, our movie is not, I hope, in any way, really violent. I donʼt want it to be a violent ﬁlm, but the effect of the moment of violence on the psyche of the protagonist and the people around him is profound as it is in the book. It has to be, and so those key scenes in the book–Bonzo in the shower are absolutely in the movie, and they shock in their suddenness, but they are not in any way indulgent. Iʼm not interested in showing blood ﬂying around the room or any of, none of that. Whatʼs more important is to see how these young character handle it and thatʼs why I think itʼs an important ﬁlm. As a parent, I want my kids to go to a movie and not be spoken down to, deal with difﬁcult themes, but be able to talk about it, not celebrate that, just talk about it.
It’s been discussed many times and seeing that Ender’s Game is seen more as a YA novel the violence isn’t the focus in the movie. Alike the book, it has to do with the character’s and how they react to it. I think Gavin Hood will do a good job in portraying the violence whether or not you see blood and broken bones. Even though the movie isn’t rated yet we can speculate that it will get a PG-13 rating because of the young audience the book has attracted.