Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Some (admittedly rubbish) pictures from Ender's Game Q+A last night

Last night I had the great fortune to attend a special Q+A session with the stars of Ender's Game, the upcoming sci-fi film based on the classic book by Orson Scott Card.  Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld were on the panel as well as the producers and the director, Gavin Hood.

I left feeling really excited for the film (UK release 24th October). It should be right up my street anyway, but this really could be special. Fingers crossed!

Gavin Hood told us that Hailee Steinfeld was cast because of a bubbly interview she did that is on Youtube somewhere (where she wore a red dress apparently!). Also, after originally deciding to cast a very young lead, they settled on Asa Butterfield in part due to a glowing reference from Martin Scorcese himself!

Here are some quotes from the event:

"The great thing about science fiction is the bandwidth of imagination you can use" - Harrison Ford

"At it's heart this is a timeless, universal story" - Gavin Hood (Director)

"A story at its heart about great characters" - Sir Ben Kingsley

"My character is like a flying spear" - Sir Ben Kingsley

And now for some photos of the Ender's Game cast at the movie launch Q+A session:

Asa Butterfield - Ender's Game Q+A
Asa Butterfield - Ender's Game Q+A

Ender's Game Cast - Ender's Game Q+A
Ender's Game Cast - Ender's Game Q+A

Ender's Game Q+A - cast
Ender's Game Q+A

Thanks to Ender's Game cast and crew and the Movie Preview Network for the panel!