ENDER’S GAME Comic-Con Panel Scheduled for Thursday, July 18th; Film Will Have Presence in Gaslamp District and Exhibitor’s Floor

     June 27, 2013

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Summit Entertainment will be going all-out when they come to promote Ender’s Game at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.  Now that Twilight is over (huzzah!) this could be Summit’s biggest franchise with more of Orson Scott Card‘s novels available to continue the series.  But first, Ender’s Game needs to be a hit, and Summit is going to make sure the movie gets some serious attention.  The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th in Hall H will feature Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood, producer Bob Orci, and cast members Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, and Harrison Ford.  From there, attendees can also check out the Exclusive Fan Experience outside the Hilton Gaslamp, and stop by Summit Entertainment’s booth on the exhibitor’s floor to check out footage, pick up promotional items, and win “fast passes” to the Fan Experience to avoid standing in line.  The catch is that they’ll have to avoid being crushed to death on the exhibitor’s floor.

Hit the jump for the full press release, which contains more details on what’s being offered in the Fan Experience.  The film also stars Viola Davis, Khylin Rhambo, Moises Arias, and Ben KingsleyEnder’s Game opens November 1st.

enders-game-posterHere’s the press release:

Summit Entertainment will showcase the studio’s highly anticipated film event ENDER’S GAME at Comic-Con 2013, presenting never-before-seen new footage, appearances by cast members and filmmakers, and several massive, interactive fan events. A full slate of activities related to the film to be unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con, including:

Hall H Panel – The studio’s panel on Thursday, July 18th will feature ENDER’S GAME filmmakers and cast, including producer Bob Orci, director Gavin Hood, and cast members Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.

Exclusive Fan Experience - Attendees will be able to visit an elaborate, specially constructed ENDER’S GAME exhibit outside of the Hilton Gaslamp, featuring 8 unique rooms representing the most iconic environments of Ender’s world, complete with original film props and set pieces used in the movie.  Throughout the experience, attendees will be able to see exclusive film footage on LED screens, interact with new digital content, integrate photos of themselves into the highly anticipated Battle Room, and register to win a home make over.

Convention Floor Booth – Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight ENDER’S GAME footage. Premium promotional items will be distributed to the 120,000 attendees walking the convention floor, and booth visitors will be given the opportunity to win “fast passes” to the ENDER’S Game Exclusive Fan Experience, granting them entry without having to wait in line.

Film Synopsis:

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure directed by Gavin Hood starring Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. In the near future, a hostile alien race has attacked Earth. In preparation for the next attack, the humans begin training only the best students to find their future leader. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but strategically brilliant young man is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters the training, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. He is soon ordained as the military’s next great hope and is charged to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

OddLot Entertainment, K/O Paper Products, and Digital Domain are production partners on the film, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing via their K/O Paper Products banner, Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough producing via OddLot Entertainment, along with Orson Scott Card and Lynn Hendee.

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