It won’t be long now, hopefully!
Yesterday, Lions Gate Vice Chairman Michael Burns appeared on CNBC’s Fast Money to talk Oscars and Lionsgate’s upcoming franchises with Melissa Lee. When asked about their 2013 pipeline, he had something really interesting to say for Ender’s Game fans.
Melissa Lee: You’ve got a big pipeline in 2013. What’s the one film that we need to be watching for out of Lionsgate? What’s gonna the gamechanger for you guys in terms of earnings.
Michael Burns: I’m pretty confident that actually Catching Fire which comes out in November will do well. We’ve also got some potential big hits and franchises. Red 2 is obviously the sequel coming out after Red 1, out of the first Red. I feel very good about… I saw the trailer yesterday for Ender’s Game, that looks very exciting. I’d also have to say that Divergent which we start shooting in Chicago in the next couple of weeks, the book sales are doing better than the trajectory of Twilight and Hunger Games at this point. And that’s Neil Berger, Kate Winslet, and we’ve got Shailene Woodley from The Descendents. We think that could be the next franchise for us. You never know, but we feel really good about it.
Sounds like they’ve got a trailer done! Hopefully we’ll see that within the next month and also the first official poster for Ender’s Game. It’s funny that I’ve been so focused on when the trailer will land that I’d totally forgotten to wonder about a poster.
What are you guys hoping they’ll show in the trailer? And what kind of poster would excite you the most? Ender? Battle School? A space battle? All three?
Thanks to Ender News for the find!
Skip to 32:20 for the part where he talks 2013 movies.