There’s only so much to say here: we’ve got a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford for the movie they’re doing together. If this was 1987 that would be so awesome, but it’s 2013 and the movie is The Expendables 3, so… we’ll see. Maybe it’ll be pretty awesome. Hard to tell right now. But the photo is solid, so check it out below. Read More »
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When meeting Harrison Ford isn’t the highlight of your day, that’s a day for the ages. On the New Orleans set of Ender’s Game, the man who played Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Rick Deckard was there and I shook his hand. Incredibly, though, that moment was topped when I realized director Gavin Hood had figured out a way to make kids fly in zero gravity.
In Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi masterpiece Ender’s Game, a young boy named Ender leaves Earth and enters Battle School to train for an inevitable attack from an alien race called the Formics. They train in a zero gravity space called the Battle Room where dozens of pre-teen boys and girls zip and float around in formation, blasting each other with guns. It’s here that Ender learns to be a great leader and where the action of Ender’s Game hinges.
What I found out on May 17, 2012 – the 59th day of a 70 day shoot – was that Hood not only pulled off these sequences, he’s pulled them off with the actual actors and practical effects. A whole new way of basically puppeteering actors to look like they’re in zero gravity had to be invented to do this, but with the polish of digital effects Hood and his team have realized the dreams of every single Ender’s Game out there.
After the jump, read our set visit which includes a video blog and 30 things I learned on the set of Ender’s Game about the production origins, the Battle Room and more. Read More »
The Expendables 2 came out a year ago and, since then, rumors about its sequel have popped up almost weekly. Many actors have been rumored, and some confirmed: Cage, Seagal, Snipes, Gibson, Ford, you name it.
Well, The Expendables 3, directed by Patrick Hughes, began production Monday and the full cast list for the film has finally been revealed. Most of this has been reported already but, just so you have it all in one place, check out the list below, along with a new plot description. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Harrison Ford has been pretty good about keeping his lips sealed with regard to Star Wars Episode VII, but would he break his silence for $1,000? Conan O’Brien finds out. Also after the jump:
- Ford thinks modern fandom would’ve ruined Star Wars
- Get details on the Star Wars / Phineas & Ferb crossover
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The Expendables 3 will be out in just about a year. Now, it is adding one of the biggest box office stars of all time. Sylvester Stallone took to Twitter to reveal that Han Solo and Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, is joining the action sequel. It’ll be directed by Patrick Hughes.
He also revealed Bruce Wills will not return for a third turn with the series.
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Though Steven Spielberg is currently without a project, and George Lucas isn’t saddled with Star Wars pressure, there’s no new news on the Indiana Jones 5 front. Everyone still feels they’d do it, but it comes down to timing and Lucas pitching Spielberg and star Harrison Ford a stellar idea.
Ford is currently doing press for his latest film, Paranoia, and was quoted as saying he thinks it’s “perfectly appropriate” to bring the character back. Plus, he has a new idea on how Indy would win the day. Read the quote below. Read More »
Make no mistake, there’s a lot of action in Ender’s Game. In the book, young kids fly around in zero gravity blasting each other with guns to simulate war strategy. Later, they man what’s basically the universe’s largest video game simulation to do the same thing. Plus, the whole reason the International Fleet is recruiting young kids like Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is because an alien race referred to as the Buggers once decimated the Planet Earth. All of that chaos is surely in Gavin Hood‘s film and you’ll see a lot of it in this brand new trailer.
However, while this trailer shows an action-packed thrill ride, at its heart, Ender’s Game is not that. It’s the story of one boy’s struggle with the immense pressure of being expected to literally save the world. Check out the new trailer, marvel at its energy and effects but know that, most likely, the movie within is something a bit smaller and more visceral. Read More »
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While I’d like to say the highlight of Thursday’s San Diego Comic-Con panel for Gavin Hood‘s Ender’s Game was new footage from the film, that would be a falsity. The footage – a new trailer that sells the movie as an epic action extravaganza – was suitably impressive, even if it’s not exactly representative of the actual film. The real highlight was the second Comic-Con appearance of iconic actor Harrison Ford.
Ford, who first graced Comic-Con’s Hall H to promote Cowboys and Aliens, returned for Ender’s Game and good-naturedly rolled with punches thrown at him by moderator Chris Hardwick, writer/director Gavin Hood and fans who asked questions like, “What would Han Solo and Indiana Jones say to each other if they met?” Read more about the panel, and the footage, below. Read More »