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Old March 21 2012, 08:10 PM   #76
Location: New York City
ENDER’S GAME Production Blog Launched

After years of starts and stops, a feature film adaptation of Ender’s Game is finally on the way. X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood is at the helm, and Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield plays the titular boy who’s recruited to develop military strategies in an attempt to prepare for an intergalactic battle. A production blog for the film has just been launched, with an inaugural entry highlighting the big shoes Butterfield has to fill for the long-awaited adaptation. The blog will be run by producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek) and will feature guest updates from the cast and crew.

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Well this is a start. Marketing involved yet?
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Old March 22 2012, 12:47 AM   #77
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Making this movie is almost like the story itself. How ironic.

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Old March 22 2012, 04:47 AM   #78
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Oh, I'm sure there will be interesting extras when it comes on video about getting it made
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Old June 8 2012, 02:16 AM   #79
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Sorry if people have already seen this. Last month Orson Scott Card posted this article on his website. It starts out reviewing The Avengers, but then he speaks extensively about the filming of Ender's Game, and being on the set.

I sat, off-camera, reading my sole line, which comes in the middle of a scene between Harrison Ford as Col. Graff and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.
The scene does not come from the book -- very few of the scenes in this movie do -- so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader. This is writer-director Gavin Hood's movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene...

Besides that intense time doing offscreen line readings while two fine actors were at work, I got a chance to explore the gorgeous sets designed and built by teams headed by production designers Sean Haworth and Ben Procter.
Again, they were not building anything from the book, so I wasn't seeing my ideas brought to life. Their job was to build the scenery dreamed up by Gavin Hood for his story, and they have done a wonderful job.
It sounds as though they are taking a lot of liberties with the book... and that Card is fine with that.
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Old June 8 2012, 02:26 AM   #80
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I don't know that he's "fine." Nothing in the film's long process has indicated he was ever fine. Plus, given that all the anecdotal evidence in the world indicates he's never been anything other than a total asshat, I doubt things have finally turned to puppies and roses.

I would instead say he's finally acquiesced to the inevitable.
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Old June 8 2012, 06:27 AM   #81
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My biggest fear about an "Ender's Game" movie is that they will fuck it up. I think it will be a very difficult story to tell on screen while still remaining true to the original novel.
I think this is pretty much true about most any adaptation from from literature to screen.

Well, moreso here since it's basically about training kids to fight in wars, which is something that wouldn't sit right with a lot of people.
It is bigger than that.

A key part of the book are the two times that you have the kid who is the "hero" of the book beat other kids to death with his bare hands.

I've heard this is one reason that a studio wanted desperately to make the characters teen to late teenagers for the movie.

They did not want to show the "hero kid" beating another kid to death in the shower.

But those two scenes are vital to the movie because they form the basis of why Ender is chosen to lead the war against the buggers. They want someone who will fight with ruthless finality and kill the buggers once and for all but someone who is also sympathetic enough that his fellow commanders will follow him without hesitation.
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Old June 8 2012, 11:46 AM   #82
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As a sidenote, I just finished reading OSC's latest Enderverse novel "Shadows in Flight," which I thought was a very nice story. It tells the tale of Bean and his children as they fly through the galaxy trying to cure themselves of their gigantism. I actually found that it was an excellent way to wrap up both Ender's and Bean's sagas.
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