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UPDATE: It's finally here! Ready your battle stations, troops, because the first one-sheet for "Ender's Game" is in the house ... or, actually, rather far away in space.
Revealed by Yahoo! Movies today, the new snazzy poster gives us a first full glimpse of Ender Wiggin stepping into the zero grav battle room in his proud orange-highlighted Dragon Army suit. The kid's totally ready to give the intergalactic community the business. Get More »
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »
'Tis nearly the season for lounging by the pool, indulging in midnight movie releases and foregoing all academic obligations. The last thing you want to face is your summer reading list.
We'd never advocate catching the movie version instead of the book, though some of your classic literary novels are hitting the big screen (in the case of "The Great Gatsby," in 3-D). Somehow, teachers always know. But there are tons of other books getting adapted to film that won't make you feel like you're in English class. Some were just destined to be translated by Hollywood ("World War Z," anyone?) but the next year has a slew of book-to-movie projects that will pique your interest.
Check out our gallery of the best books to spend your summer with — here are 15 soon-to-be-movies you won't be able to put down.
From "Nosferatu" to "Twilight," supernatural movies have never gone out of style. Vampires and their monster homies have enjoyed a constant stream of cinematic exposure since the turn of the last century, but they've never been more pervasive than in the last few years, breaking out of horror confines and sparkling their way into other genres.
We'd be naive to say supernaturals are on their way out — they'll never leave, and we wouldn't want them to. But we'd be blind not to notice the creepy new sheriff in town: Dystopia.
As themes go, it's nothing new ("Children of Men," "Blade Runner"... "Idiocracy") but amidst the insane success of "The Hunger Games," studios are snapping up the rights to similar books the moment they land on shelves — and in a few cases, before that. Get More »
UPDATE: Despite initial reports, Viola Davis has been cast as "seer" Amma in "Beautiful Creatures," and not Marian.
Being the Oscar-nominated star of "The Help" definitely has its privileges.
Viola Davis, who's up for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Aibileen Clark in "The Help," has scored supporting roles in the film adaptations of two fantasy novels: "Ender's Game" and "Beautiful Creatures," according to Variety.
For "Ender's Game," which is based on the first book in a popular sci-fi series by Orson Scott Card, Davis joins a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and "Hugo" alums Asa Butterfield and Ben Kingsley for the story of an elite military academy that trains children to do battle with an invading race of insect-like aliens. It is Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), the gifted young gamer and strategist, who ends up being humanity's greatest hope. Get More »
Dapper Sir Ben Kingsley is headed for outer space, but at least he's in good company.
Kingsley is the latest high-profile addition to the sci-fi teen drama "Ender's Game," which is finally getting off the ground after years in the black hole of Hollywood limbo. Kingsley's "Hugo" costar Asa Butterfield is taking on the role of Ender, a lonely but talented kid who's snagged by the government to train in weird "War Games"-like simulations to fight the giant alien insects that have already gotten their grubby mandibles on Earth once before. Get More »
Most films like to build the hype slowly, revealing the cast one piece at a time like "The Hunger Games" all summer and fall. But the upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card's fellow young adult sci-fi classic "Ender's Game" is taking a different tack: They're just dumping the whole thing on us all at once.
So here you go: According to The Film Stage, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Harrison Ford have all officially signed on to play major roles, along with no less than six other young stars. Now this is really going to test the limits of your tweeting skill. Get More »
"The Hunger Games" may be getting all the press -- and no wonder, because it's totally rad -- but there's another game featuring killer kids battling it out for the fate of their world and today, it's "Ender's Game" making the big score.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming adaptation of the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic has just signed on actor Brendan Meyer in the role of endangered teen Stilson. Hey, you know what they say. If you die young, leave a good-looking corpse.
Not to take anything away from Meyer, who must be over the moon at the chance to appear in such a high profile project. After all, while the Canadian actor has gotten some exposure to American audiences recently -- he's currently starring in the Disney XD series "Mr. Young" as a kid genius who returns to high school to teach his own ex-classmates. Get More »
Hailee Steinfeld may soon be showing that she's got "True Grit"... in outer space!
The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to join "Hugo" star Asa Butterfield in the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel, "Ender's Game," according to Variety.
"Ender's Game" deals with an elite military academy that trains children to do battle with an invading race of insect-like aliens. Butterfield will be playing Ender Wiggin, the gifted young gamer and strategist who ends up being humanity's greatest hope, with Steinfeld in talks to play Petra Arkanian, Ender's ally and trusted right hand. Get More »