There's some exciting news for fans of the sci-fi novel coming out of Las Vegas' CinemaCon convention. During the Lionsgate panel, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld, and Harrison Ford presented the very first footage from "Ender's Game" in the form of a trailer.
Reporters on hand described trailer, which includes some footage from inside the Battle Room and lots of zero-g fighting.
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It was the battle of the giant fighting robots this week at CinemaCon. While he was at the Las Vegas convention promoting "Pain & Gain," Michael Bay called out the "rip-off" robot movies that have come after "Transformers." Though he didn't name it specifically, some assumed that he was referencing Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "Pacific Rim."
For his part, del Toro doesn't think there should be a comparison between "Pacific Rim" and Bay's films. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Pan's Labyrinth" director defended his new, original vision.
"We are far, far, far away from that in a very willing fashion," he said. "For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison."
Sony is definitely moving forward with its sequel to "21 Jump Street." The studio announced during it's presentation at CinemaCon that the film will be hitting theaters next year.
Last July it was reported that "21 Jump Street 2" was in the works, with filming expected to begin in September 2013. Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall wrote the script, and Hill and Channing Tatum are expected to return as stars. It's unclear what the plot of the "21 Jump Street" sequel will be, but some speculate it will take Hill and Tatum's characters to college instead of embedding them in high school again.
We hope you're hungry for more "Star Wars," because word coming out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas is that Disney will be delivering a movie from a galaxy far, far away ever summer starting in 2015.
Disney announced (via ComingSoon) during their CinemaCon presentation indicates that once J.J. Abrams kicks things off with "Episode VII" in 2015, we can expect a new "Star Wars" movie every summer from then on. "Episodes VIII and IX" would, in theory, hit theaters in 2017 and 2019, with standalone movies playing in the even years between installments.
There's no word on what will happened once Disney and Lucasfilm runs out trilogy movies to make six years from now, but early rumors have suggested possible topics for those yet-to-be-announced standalone movies.
The "Bourne" franchise's sideways sequel is going to be getting its own sequel.
Universal Pictures has been rolling out big announcements at CinemaCon, but the one that's got us most intrigued is that a "The Bourne Legacy 2" is in the works. The fate of that movie seemed uncertain since "The Bourne Legacy" performed just average in the box office, and did the worst of all four "Bourne" films. But Universal claims it is "actively working" on a second "Bourne Legacy" film, even though the studio didn't get any more specific than that.
Paramount Pictures has some big plans for its future with IMAX. The studio revealed at CinemaCon that it has signed a deal to shoot five of its upcoming films using IMAX cameras, and IMAX chairman Greg Foster announced two of them at CinemaCon's opening presentation.
Honestly, the two pictures selected shouldn't come as much of a shock. Christopher Nolan, a longtime advocate of the IMAX format, will shoot his new movie "Interstellar" using IMAX cameras, while Michael Bay will use the new, smaller 3D IMAX camera for "Transformers 4." Bay previously shot portions of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" using the format.
by Eddie Wright
On April 2, Wesley Snipes was officially released from the clink following a stint for tax evasion. Now -- according to Slyvester Stallone's Twitter feed -- the three-time Vampire hunter is said to be joining your future Father's Day purchase, "Expendables 3."
Late on April 15, Stallone tweeted the following about the Simon Phoenix to his John Spartan:
By Tamar Anitai
MTV's awards shows have, historically, created so many memorable moments that they could easily fill their own award show of memorable moments. Some moments were scripted and planned: Sasha Baron Cohen's bare bum descending upon Eminem's face at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards: planned. Kanye West rushing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs: unplanned.
And speaking of Kanye, 'Yeezy may have inspired Aubrey Plaza, who — wearing a handwritten reference to her upcoming movie, "The To-Do List," on her décolletage — wandered up on stage during Will Ferrell's acceptance speech for the Comedic Genius Award.
Will Ferrell barely broke character, throwing subtle shade by saying "What's happening, are you okay? Aubrey Plaza, everyone! Just like we rehearsed it" and then continuing with his acceptance speech without missing a beat.
Did Kanye West Inspire Aubrey Plaza To Storm The MTV Movie Awards Stage?
The Greek chorus of celebration and complaint that is Twitter quickly lit up with the appropriate echoes of confusion, disbelief, and, of course, references to the great Kanyeing of 2009.
By Eddie Wright
While promoting the Jackie Robinson biopic "42," on last night's "Late Show with David Letterman," the perpetually aloof Harrison Ford fielded questions about his involvement in the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII," and his response was pretty surprising.
After discussing just how many (of the dozen) "Star Wars" movies Ford has appeared in, Letterman asked the star, "Every time they make one, there's talk that you'll be in it..." To which Ford replied, "Yeah, but I was only in three. You follow what I'm saying?" Leading into the big question, "You don't want to be in another one?" After a beat, Ford said, "Well for a long time they didn't ask me. So imagine how I feel," adding, "So let's just let it..." with a shrug and a nod.
Justin Lin might not be returning for "Fast and Furious 7," but he's signed off on the director he's happy to see at the movie's helm. It's being reported that "Insidious" director James Wan will sign a deal to helm the movie by the end of this week, and Lin has giving him a big endorsement.
"I’m extremely proud to be part of the 'Fast' franchise, it is an experience I will always treasure," Lin said in a statement to Deadline. "It’s time for me to move on to other things and I’m thrilled that Universal and Neal have selected James Wan to lead the franchise into its new chapter."