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Posts Tagged ‘Harrison Ford’

Ender’s Game Trailer Released

The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game has been released.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think? Here’s more about the film, from the release:

In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite.

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Tom Isbell Lands 7-Figure Book Deal

Actor Tom Isbell has landed a seven-figure book deal at HarperCollins’ children’s division for a young adult fantasy trilogy.

The first book is entitled The Hatchery. Literary agent Victoria Sanders negotiated the deal with acquiring editors Alyson Day and Phoebe Yeh. A tentative publication date has been set for 2013.

Isbell has starred in movies alongside Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Harrison Ford. He has also written children’s plays; he is currently adapting Rodman Philbrick‘s Newberry Honor-winning book, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (to be produced by Theatre for Young Audiences at the Kennedy Center in the fall of 2012).

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Behind the Adaptation of “Extraordinary Measures”

cureauthor23.pngYesterday a New York Times article explored the story behind the upcoming adaptation, “Extraordinary Measures.” The report offered a rare glimpse into the struggles producers face when adapting nonfiction.

The film is adapted from “The Cure,” book by Wall Street Journal senior writer Geeta Anand (pictured). It recounts the real-life story of a father who fought to save his children from a genetic disorder. The article explores the adaptation’s “tortured back story,” as the producing team behind “Erin Brockovich” (another movie adapted from a real-life story) tried to find a home for the film.

Here’s more from the NY Times: “Other studios passed on making ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ which stars Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser in a story about the difficult subject of Pompe disease, an often fatal neuromuscular genetic disorder that affects the muscles and organs of children… Mr. Ford, who cut his fee to keep the movie’s budget at about $30 million and served as a producer, plays a brilliant but cranky scientist who teams up with a father (Mr. Fraser) whose children are Pompe disease patients.”