This short video recently appeared on YouTube, announcing that the trailer for Ender’s Game will be released in less than a week on May 7th. The video then gives just a few shots of some special effects, characters saying their lines, and battle school students standing there looking at something. The special effects look good, but it’s too early to judge much else. Obviously the film will not be like the book, so book fans (myself included) should get that out of their heads right away. A lot of the book’s power depends on being able to see inside Ender’s head over the course of years. There’s obviously no way to film that sort of thing, so the power of the film (if it will have any) will have to come from somewhere else.
This new poster recently came out for the upcoming sci-fi film Ender’s Game, based on my favorite sci-fi novel. As you can see, it looks, well, stupid. Really stupid. I hate it. Is this really a serious poster? Gah!
It looks like the low-budget 2012 foreign fantasy film Imaginaerum, based on the 2011 album of the same by Nightwish, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next month, on April 24, 2013, and is now available for pre-order from Nightwish’s website. Paying $30 some to have it imported from Finland is bit much for me, so I’ll resist ordering for now and hope to see it cheaper through some other online vendor in the future. But I love the album and the film score so I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this film at some point!
Colin Trevorrow, who made his feature directorial debut on the no-budget Sundance pic Safety Not Guaranteed, is about to make a Tyrannosaurus rex-sized leap in scale for his next film. He has been set by Universal Pictures to helm Jurassic Park 4, the third sequel to the dinosaur franchise hatched from Michael Crichton’s novel.
Sounds good to me. Safety Not Guaranteed was an overall good movie, especially for its budget, though it’s dirty humor side-story was pointless. But I’m sure we’ll not see that brand of humor in Jurassic Park 4 with screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. This installment, planned for a 3D release in 2014, is sure to be better than Jurassic Park 3. I’m looking forward to it. In the meantime, the 3D re-release of the original Jurassic Park is coming next month.