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SDCC 2013 Interview: Ender’s Game’s Asa Butterfield & Hailee Steinfeld

Asa_Hailee_Enders_GameBefore fielding rapid-fire Q&A questions at the Ender’s Game panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Asa Butterfield and Hailee Steinfeld sat down and had some fun telling us how they might fare if they ever really had to compete in the Ender’s Game Battle Room.

At this year’s Comic-Con

Butterfield and Steinfeld sat down to talk about being suspended in a zero gravity environment, and something called a “hamster wheel” but for people. Said Steinfeld:

“We were training in terms of strengthening our core and all this intense stuff… and we got there and none of it came in handy because you’re literally out there on wires, like, feet up in the air.”

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the ‘Ender’s Game’ Fan Experience at Comic-Con

Enders_Game_DormBummed you didn’t get to check out Battle School on the Ender’s Game set first hand? We’ve got you covered. Disappointed you didn’t make it out to San Diego for Comic-Con this year? We’ve still got you covered because not only did Movies.com get a preview of theEnder’s Game Fan Experience, but we’ve also got a video walkthrough of the facility so you can check out some of the set pieces, props and costumes for yourself.

The setup consisted of various rooms all made up of actual items used in the film. First stop, the Wiggin home on Earth, which closely resembles your average living room, adorned with throw pillows, books and family photos. From there it’s into the spaceship that transports young Ender from Earth to Battle School in space, and then it’s off to the Battle School itself, first for a peek at the dormitory setup and then into a classroom setting, appropriately featuring some encouraging words from Harrison Ford’s Colonel Graff.

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YA Movie Countdown: Your Complete Guide to ‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Divergent’ and More at Comic-Con

YA_at_SDCCThe Twilight Saga is long gone, but six new young-adult adaptations might take its place. The San Diego Comic-Con programming schedule has arrived and Ender’s GameDivergentThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesSeventh Son, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and possibly Maze Runner are due for appearances in Hall H.

As a sequel, The Hunger Games is likely to be the only one that’ll draw a massive crowd and fan rabidity à la Twilight, but this year could also mark an opportunity for the young-adult realm overall to plant some serious roots at the event. As far as film in Hall H goes, there are six comic book or graphic novel-to-film adaptations and also six YA-to-film ones, and of those six there’s a pretty good shot three or maybe even four could maintain an SDCC presence over the next few years.

We may have cut the Twihards loose, but Twilight’s impact on the industry and on Comic-Con has opened the door to not one, but six new dedicated fandoms. Better hit that Hall H line bright and early.

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Quiz: Test Your Young-Adult Movie Knowledge for a Chance to Win Prizes at San Diego Comic-Con

SDCC_Quiz_FandomIt’s always a thrill to see the stars from your favorite films and be the first to check out never-before-seen footage from highly anticipated releases, but half the fun of San Diego Comic-Con is enjoying the event alongside people who are just as passionate about film, TV, comics and books as you.

In an effort to bring the young adult-to-film community together, Movies.com is once again teaming up with TheFandom.net as well as Mockingjay.netEnderWiggin.netDivergent LexiconTMIFandom.net and MazeRunnerFandom.net to bring you a brand new Comic-Con-themed quiz. Even if you don’t make it out to San Diego yourself, you’ll still have the opportunity to test your DivergentEnder’s GameThe Mortal Instruments: City of BonesThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Maze Runner knowledge to see which YA status you earn. Are you at the top of the class like a Hunger Games victor or no better than a Shuckface from Maze Runner’s the Glade? Take the quiz to find out!

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Tom-Hanks-Captain-PhillipsAs someone who didn’t love Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, the fact that The World’s Endnearly creeped into the top three definitely makes it a trailer to note, but this week brought us three other trailers that are so above and beyond that nothing else even had a shot.

The Best Stuff

1. Captain Phillips

This trailer played well on the big screen at CinemaCon and turns out it’s just as powerful on the computer. This first look at Captain Phillips wins big by going the story route, pulling you in with its wildly enthralling inciting incident and then upping the stakes from there by using a string of suspenseful footage set to a rip-roaring pace. October 11 really can’t come soon enough.

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What to Watch in 2013 to Get Your ‘Hunger Games’ Fix While Waiting for ‘Catching Fire’

Dayo-OkeniyiIt may finally be the year of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but November 22 is still a ways away. As eager as we are for the big day to arrive, 2013 just started; there’s no need to rush the year away, as there’s a slew of films hitting theaters over the next 10 months that can appeal to the Hunger Games lover. Whether it’s another YA-book-to-film adaptation or a piece that features a Hunger Games star, 2013 is oozing with promising productions that should keep you thoroughly entertained through November.

The Spectacular Now, Sundance Film Festival
Perhaps this is more of a false start because The Spectacular Now has yet to secure distribution, but is still one to watch at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on Tim Tharp’s novel, the film tells the story of a whisky-guzzling cool kid with zero post-high school plans who strikes up a relationship with a girl who’s the exact opposite of him – socially defunct, but has ambition. Not only does the film rock a stellar cast including Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kyle Chandler, but it also marks Dayo Okeniyi’s first post-Hunger Games effort, too! Sundance runs from January 17 to January 27, so keep an eye out for reviews and perhaps even news of a distribution deal.

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‘The Hunger Games’ Countdown: YA Novels for the ‘Hunger Games’ Lover

How about a break from all of those Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting rumors? While Francis Lawrence and co. are hard at work bringing Finnick, Johanna and the rest of the franchise newcomers to life, why not sit back and relax with a good book?

Reading can be fun in itself, but if you’re one of the many who relished Suzanne Collins’ books before seeing the story come to life on the big screen, you know there’s something special about being part of that transition, falling in love with text and then literally seeing it come to life right before your eyes. Lucky for us, the whole young adult novel adaptation craze is as hot as ever so there are quite a number of soon-to-be movies to choose from.

With the help of The Hunger Games fandom, Movies.com brings you a comprehensive list of the best of the best the YA-to-film realm has to offer.

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