|A new sci-fi epic previewed in London: ENDER'S GAME. Images: Ian Trussler.|
The night of October 7th saw London's ODEON Leicester Square cinema play host to a reasonably successful press/audience publicity launch for the upcoming star-packed/CGI action-enhanced space epic ENDER'S GAME, based on the now classic sci-fi novels by Orson Scott Card, out in UK cinemas from October 25th. STAR WARS AFICIONADO was invited by EONE/MOMENTUM pictures to attend the event, which proved an enjoyable if all-too brief affair.
▶ ENDER'S GAME -- Trailer - YouTube
Introduced by an always enthusiastic, head-about-to-explode Craig Stevens, the chance of seeing any kind of lengthy showreel for the film was sadly not to be- instead, we saw a couple of incredibly short clips and a third trailer that's actually been online for a while now. The much vaunted "prop display" proved equally disappointing- just a couple of yellow space costumes, and not so much as a freebie poster or art card for the assembled fans!
|Sir Ben Kinglsey, Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld and Gavin Hood on stage.|
|Harrison Ford- back on the big screen!|
|Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker with the departing cast.|
With thanks to SUBSTANCE for the press invite.