Sci-fi fans have only been getting snippets of the book-to-film adaptation of Ender’s Game up until this week when the final trailer was released. Visual explosions and epic interstellar fight sequences surround this clip, as well as some prominent screen-time by Harrison Ford as the film’s Colonel Hyrum Graff. The story centers on a futuristic society where an alien race attacks Earth, and the fate of humanity rests on a talented boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield). Ender’s Game will be released in theaters November 1.
Prince George? We’re more interested in Princess Di! The official trailer for Diana was released on the heels of the birth of the royal baby. The film is a biopic on the last two years of Princess Diana’s (Naomi Watts) life and romantic tryst with Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) after her divorce from Prince Charles. It’s a treat for Lost fans to see their Sayid Jarrah (Andrews) with short hair and a doctor’s coat!
Director Spike Jonze helms another film, Her, to fit in perfectly with his repertoire of quirky films including Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are, and Adaptation. In Her, Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) portrays Theodore Twombly—a lonely and thoughtful man fresh out of a heartbreaking relationship, who develops feelings for his computer operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlet Johansson). The trailer features music from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (from the band’s frontwoman Karen O and ex-beau of Jones) and the film also stars Amy Adams and Rooney Mara. It was recently announced that Her would be the closing gala film at the New York Film Festival, and will be theatrically released on November 20.