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Samuel L. Jackson Joins Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’
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Avengers: Age of Ultron star Samuel L. Jackson is in talks with Fox to join the cast of Tim Burton‘s big-screen adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, according to Variety.

There’s no mention yet on which character Jackson will play in the story, based on the 2011 Ransom Riggs book of the same name published by Quirk Books. If negotiations go well, the 66-year-old actor will star alongside Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) and Eva Green (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 300: Rise of an Empire) in the film.

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Asa Butterfield May Star In Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’
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Director Tim Burton has found the actor he wants to play the character Jacob Portman in his upcoming adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. No official offer has been made yet but reports are that Burton wants Asa Butterfield to take on the role.

In the book, Jacob Portman is a 16-year-old boy who seeks to find the truth about his grandfather’s past after he’s murdered, and finds himself at a home where children with special abilities live and are watched over by their guardian Miss Peregrine (who will be played by Eva Green in the movie). While there he learns of monsters known as the “hollows,” which only he can see, leaving him to protect the peculiar children.

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Movie Review: Ender’s Game
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Ender's Game Movie Poster LionsgateEnder’s Game
Director: Gavin Hood
Screenwriter: Gavin Hood
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Moisés Arias
Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13 | 114 Minutes
Release Date: November 1, 2013

Written and directed by Gavid Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ender’s Game is based on the 1985 science-fiction novel by Orson Scott Card.

After an alien species attacks Earth, the International Fleet prepares for an inevitable second strike by training the best and brightest children to find a commander who can fill the shoes of the legendary war hero Mazer Rackham.

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the International Fleet and attend Battle School. Located in Earth’s orbit, Battle School is a military academy where young cadets participate in competitive war simulations in zero gravity.

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SDCC 2013: ‘Ender’s Game’ Panel With Harrison Ford
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Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a sci-fi classic, hailed for its prescient vision in foreshadowing technologies such as internet forums, push-button warfare, and youth in the military. However, it has often been described as an “unfilmable” property, due to its controversial subject matter and the high expectations of its fans, so I was intensely curious to see the film’s panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con panel.

The panelists in attendance today at Hall H were stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld, along with director Gavin Hood and producer Roberto Orci. The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick moderated (continuing a long SDCC tradition).

After a clip was shown featuring new footage, Orci noted that the challenge of adapting a classic novel is finding the right writer, and not loving the book so much as to not be able to make an entertaining film out of it. Steinfeld said it was the first time she’s had to physically train for a movie; her training included Space Camp and military boot camp. Ford was drawn to the film by the moral complexity of the story’s push-button warfare aspects and the manipulation of youth for their motor skill capacities and conceptual freedom. Hood loved bringing the environment of the book to life and again, its complexity. Having characters that wrestle with their own good and evil and finding such great actors as Butterfield and Steinfeld made him feel blessed to direct. Butterfield had to get over the fact that he was acting against Han Solo.

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‘Ender’s Game’ Trailer: The Unfilmable Sci-Fi Story Finally Gets Big Screen Adaptation
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Nearly 20 years after Orson Scott Card‘s novel was first published, an adaptation of Ender’s Game is finally hitting the big screen. For a long time, Card had believed that the book was “unfilmable” not because of the amount of violence depicted, but because it all took place in Ender’s head. But the film’s first trailer has appeared online, and so far, it looks like it’s not living up to Card’s statements.

Whether or not this trailer will please or anger fans certainly remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure, Ender’s Game looks like it will please a new generation of sci-fi fans. Hit the jump to see the new trailer.

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Harrison Ford & Asa Butterfield Tease The Upcoming ‘Ender’s Game’ Trailer
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The first trailer for Gavin Hood‘s large-scale adaptation of the classic Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel Ender’s Game is set to premiere early this week, but in the meantime, stars Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff) and Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) are here to tease some footage from the upcoming trailer.

You can watch the footage with the Ford/Butterfield intro here below.

The full trailer will debut on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM PT/4:00 PM ET during a Google Plus Hangout in which director Hood, star Butterfield, and producer Roberto Orci will be on hand to discuss the movie. You can tune into the Hangout at YouTube.com/EndersGameMovie and Google.com/+EndersGame and submit questions for the trio to answer during the discussion. I wouldn’t count on Card’s long-held stance on same sex marriage to be addressed though.

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‘Ender’s Game’ Poster Reveals A Slight Change To Battle Room
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If there is one thing you can count on avid fans of novels to do is to immediately jump on any and all mistakes or inaccuracies a director makes for a film adaptation. So just imagine what fans will do if Gavin Hood doesn’t get the look of the Battle Room right in Ender’s Game. Well a new poster gives us a slight tease of what it could look like.

For those that don’t know, the Battle Room is where zero gravity war games are held and cadets are trained to become commanding officers. Asa Butterfield will play the child prodigy Ender who has the skills necessary to be the best commanding officer in the field. He’ll be joined by Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, and Viola Davis. Check out the newest poster for Ender’s Game here below.

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‘Ender’s Game’ Images: Look Into Mess Hall & Battle School Emblems
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Ender's Game Mess Hall

Summit Entertainment has teased Ender’s Game fans with a few production photos and official stills in the past and with the film just a little under a year away from release, the marketing team is continuing to slowly churn out more promotional goodies.

The Gavin Hood-directed film is based on the Orson Scott Card novel of the same name where young children are recruited into the military and are trained to fight against an insectoid race called buggers.

Check out the new images from the film below.

Asa Butterfield plays the titular character, Ender, who also happens to be a brilliant strategist. After being pulled out of school to join the elite, Ender quickly adapts to the increasingly difficult war games and not only gains the respect of his peers, but also the attention of the great Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley).

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Netflix Review: Hugo
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Netflix Review: HugoHugo
Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths
Paramount Pictures
Originally Released: November 23, 2011

With all the praise surrounding the immersive 3D experience of Hugo, I truthfully didn’t think I would enjoy watching the movie on the small screen in a streaming viewing experience. In fact, with the “kid’s movie” stigma attached to it, I’m fairly sure I wanted to dislike it.

But it is impossible to dislike a Martin Scorsese film.

Despite the deficiency of 3D immersion, Scorsese had my attention riveted from the very beginning of the movie. With several early sequences that embodies his trademark single-shot “how the hell did he film this” technique(s), connected with high standard acting from a stellar cast, Hugo stands well enough on its own without that 3D garbage, thank-you-very-much!

Actually, the coupling of Scorsese’s filming and direction techniques, with the excellent cast make this a superb movie experience. And when it comes to the cast, Scorsese most definitely has an eyeball for talent: Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, and more all favor the screen in Hugo, but it is Asa Butterfield’s performance as the title character that tremendously grabs you.

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‘Ender’s Game’: A Look At Ender’s Bedroom and His ‘Monitor’
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Ender's Game

The long-gestating film adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s classic sci-fi novel Ender’s Game is in full swing with a solid director in Gavin Hood (Tstosi) and a stellar cast. Producer Roberto Orci has been providing regular updates on the progress of the film through his Tumblr production blog.

Yesterday Orci posted a picture of the film’s young hero Ender Wiggins with a monitoring chip implanted on the back on his neck. Check out the image here below.

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