Posts Tagged ‘harrison ford’
Here is the first trailer for Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game. It will also be attached to Star Trek Into Darkness.
Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, Ender’s Game opens November 1st.
If you have been living under a rock for the past several months I have some exciting news for you, Star Wars is back! We will have new movies, new television, new games, new collectible plates, new napkins - OK you get the idea. While I have seen the detractors who feel this franchise will continue to be ruined, There are also others like myself who are cautiously optimistic. Sure there will be some stinkers as they release tons of television and movies, but with the might of Disney behind them, there will be good Star Wars adventures, I am sure of it. After months of day dreaming since the announcement that Disney had purchased Star Wars, I have compiled a list of my top 5 Star Wars stories I want to see told.
Bloomberg Businessweek has a new feature on Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm which includes George Lucas telling them that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford were pretty much signed on for Star Wars: Episode VII saying:
“We had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation,” Lucas said. “So I called them to say, ‘Look, this is what’s going on.’” He pauses. “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.” Then he adds: “I won’t say whether the negotiations were successful or not.”
You can read the full article by clicking here.
It’s been a slow burn for fans of the Ender’s Game novel who for years have been waiting for the movie adaptation to surface. Well awhile back it was announced the film was finally in production and we have seen images slowly trickle out to the inter-tubez. The latest is no less exciting – below is a shot of Ender and Petra in what looks like the Salamander Army mess hall. I’ve seen people over-analyze each image that gets released for this film. I won’t go that far, but it is great to see progress being made.
Kevin was worried that the context of this comic wouldn’t come across, so here it is in a nutshell. We did a City of Films Show where we each invited 5 people ( they could be fictional, real, living, or dead) and Kevin invited basically every good character Harrison Ford has played.
That doesn’t matter really, what matters is that Shia Labeouf was never invited and for good reason. Check out the latest City Strip: The City Strip #120 – Kevin’s Fantasy Dinner.
Director Brian Helgeland (Payback, A Knights Tales) is back with the Jackie Robinson biopic, 42, and we have the terrific trailer below. Chadwick Boseman impresses in this trailer that also features a surprising supporting role from Harrison Ford as general manager Branch Rickey; surprising because he’s not trying to protect his family for a change.
Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers, this biopic will tell his tale when it opens April 12th, 2013.
FYI: The effective song in the trailer is Brooklyn Go Hard by Jay-Z.
Watch the trailer below:
You might recall earlier this year George Lucas saying he was stepping away from major movies, and instead focusing on smaller, experimental movies instead. So what does that mean for Indiana Jones 5? In an interview at Collider we get the idea that the project might be a lost cause. They spoke to producer Frank Marshall; he has produced all of the Indiana Jones movies, and asked him if Crystal Skull, was the last.
“I say, for me, [Crystal Skull] is the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin”. And, as the length development of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull taught us, if there’s no MacGuffin, there’s no film.
What about Lucas?
“Yeah, no he isn’t [hungry to do Indy 5]”, Marshall confirmed. “And he’s obviously passing the baton to my wife”.
Marshall is married to producer Kathleen Kennedy, who was recently named co-chair and successor to Lucas at Lucasfilm. All signs for Indy 5 are pointing to no if you ask me, not only with Lucas’ lack of interest but Harrison Ford turned 70 this year? These movies are hard to make and take a few years from the germ of an idea to the release, the poor guy could be 75 by the time this movie happens. Do you think it’s time to hang up the hat?