[News Bites] ‘ID42′ Casting; Jamie Foxx Anthology; ‘Ender’s Game’ Propaganda Posters

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Oddly enough, Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day is one of the last real summer blockbusters I recall, which is why I’m actually excited for the recently announced sequel. And even though Will Smith won’t be returning, Movies received word straight from Emmerich’s mouth that two other key components will remain intact: Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman (pictured above). In the original Goldblum played the nerdy scientist heartthrob whose shticky relationship with his father (Judd Hirsch) provided some of the film’s greatest moments. Pullman played the badass president of the United States who took to the skies to defend his country against the invading aliens (he also gave us one of the most spirited and patriotic of all movie speeches). Independence Day 2 is due out on July 3, 2015.

In one of the highlights at Syfy’s upfront in April, the cable network announced a five-episode horror anthology series executive produced, written and directed by Jamie Foxx, says Deadline. The show, in which the Oscar winner also was eying guest appearances, was slated to air during Syfy’s annual 31 Days Of Halloween programming marathon this October. That won’t happen. The series has been postponed for what were described as scheduling reasons. There is no new target date set yet, but the series clearly fits best into the network’s Halloween marathon.

Summit Entertainment has updated the IF-Sentinel.com with additional content, including 3 brand-new propaganda posters along with other art for the global governing body in the movie Ender’s Game, in theaters November 1. The site contains news and updates from the International Fleet, I.F. SENTINEL Informing Citizens. Training Leaders. Protecting Earth’s Future. United under a single, harmonious government, the International Fleet serves to protect us all from the next global invasion, while striving to maintain order and propel human progress on Earth.

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. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, Ender’s Game is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

  • chrisstilwell

    Will Smith not returning? Then what’s the point? No one is going to really care about seeing a sequel to Independence Day if Will Smith isnt in it