Movie Exclusive – First Look at Ben Kingsley in “Ender’s Game”

Entertainment Weekly has shared the first official photo of Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley in the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

This new still gives fans a look at Kingsley as his mysterious character, Mazer Rackham. Kingsley’s character is of Maori decent and so his face is tattooed with intricate Maori designs.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kingsley talked about the tattoo and getting to consult with a Maori tribal expert: “Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles – it’s your past. I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”

Plus, the actor talked about the script and his character: “In the script, which I think is beautifully written, what come across is the authority and mystery. There’s quite a lot said about him in the story  before you see him — by the recruits and by his fellow officers — and that’s useful as far as preparations.”

Finally, fans will be interested to know that the first trailer for the film will be released on May 7th! Ender’s Game also stars Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

Are you looking forward to seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of the cast members in this film? Are you a fan of Orson Scott Card’s writing?

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and Page to Premiere

New Official Still from “Ender’s Game” features Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld

A new official still has been released for Summit Entertainment’s highly anticipated film, Ender’s Game. This film is based off of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel of the same title and directed and written for the screen by Gavin Hood.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more talented actors. Take a look at the full cast list here.

The new still gives fans a look at Hailee Steinfield’s character Petra Arkanian and another look at Asa Butterfield’s character Ender Wiggin. Take a look at the new still below:

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What do you think of this new still? Are you looking forward to Ender’s Game? Did you read Card’s novel? What do you think of the cast for the film?

Sources: IMDb, Page to Premiere, and EnderWiggin.net

First Official Look at “Ender’s Game”

Fans of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel, Ender’s Game, will be very excited to know that the first official stills for the Gavin Hood-directed film adaptation were recently released.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  and many more. Take a look at the full cast list here.

According to Entertainment Weekly, it has been difficult for the film industry to adapt the novel into a film due to its complex themes. Plus, the fact that it follows children and young adults who are “military recruits fighting each other in a futuristic, space-set Battle School” doesn’t make it any easier. However, I think that Hunger Games has paved the way for this film adaptation as these types of stories have become more acceptable in modern, mainstream pop culture.

Have a look at the new stills below and let me know what you think in the comments below! Ender’s Game is currently set to hit theaters November 1, 2013.

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Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDb