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Ender's Game production blog is up and running

03.21.2012

ENDER"S GAME, a novel that has had a long journey to the big screen, now has a production blog. So far, the single image above was posted by producer Roberto Orci, who promises to have exclusives from the film over the next year, including guest appearances by cast members.

The film will be written directed by Gavin Hood (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) and produced by Orci and Alex Kurtzman (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, FRINGE). HUGO's Asa Butterfield heads the cast featuring Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, and Harrison Ford,

Here's the story for those of you unfamiliar with the series. In the near future, a hostile alien race (Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Fleet (IF) Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers at Battle School. Ordained by Graff as the IF's next great hope, Ender is promoted to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and humankind.

ENDER'S GAME has had a huge following since it was released in 1985. The series currently has spawned 13 sequels, a video game, and a comic book. Check out an image from Marvel's series about the war featured in the novels.

Sounds like a great movie already, doesn't it? ENDER'S GAME is set to hit theaters March 15, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: ENDER'S GAME is on the recommended reading list for the U.S. Marine Corps. Take that, STARSHIP TROOPERS!

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9:52AM on 03/22/2012
Gavin Hood will do for Ender's Game what he did for Wolverine! Awesome right? Except not. There is no way that a mainstream american film can properly portray the children featured in this book.
Gavin Hood will do for Ender's Game what he did for Wolverine! Awesome right? Except not. There is no way that a mainstream american film can properly portray the children featured in this book.
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12:07AM on 03/22/2012

Col. Ford against the aliens... again.

Didn't he just play a Colonel battling alien invaders with questionable results?
Didn't he just play a Colonel battling alien invaders with questionable results?
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11:25PM on 03/21/2012

I'm starting too..

Read Speaker Of The Dead now, I want to revist ender though I haven't read it since I was like 17 or 16. It was fuckin amazing though.
Read Speaker Of The Dead now, I want to revist ender though I haven't read it since I was like 17 or 16. It was fuckin amazing though.
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9:27PM on 03/21/2012

Ender's Game as a movie?

SPOILERS!

We never get to see real Formics in the first book of the series (I've read them all) except through archive images. The book is interesting, no question there, but the main action is kids in training and how Ender achieves supremacy and gains respect and experience.

When the real battle happens, we don't see anything of it except through a screen that feels like a videogame to Ender.

That doesn't sound like an exciting sci-fi movie to me... It actually feels closer to Lord
SPOILERS!

We never get to see real Formics in the first book of the series (I've read them all) except through archive images. The book is interesting, no question there, but the main action is kids in training and how Ender achieves supremacy and gains respect and experience.

When the real battle happens, we don't see anything of it except through a screen that feels like a videogame to Ender.

That doesn't sound like an exciting sci-fi movie to me... It actually feels closer to Lord of the Flies. Not a bad thing, just not what it seems they're aiming for.
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7:33PM on 03/21/2012
Anyone see where some teacher in south carolina I think, is having criminal charges pressed on him for reading enders game to his class. It's a damn shame.
Anyone see where some teacher in south carolina I think, is having criminal charges pressed on him for reading enders game to his class. It's a damn shame.
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7:27PM on 03/21/2012

I'm afraid for this movie

I love the books, but the director doesn't exactly have a stellar resume going into this film...wolverine anyone?
I love the books, but the director doesn't exactly have a stellar resume going into this film...wolverine anyone?
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6:56PM on 03/21/2012

i hope they do this right

I've been a fan of OSC's books since I first read Ender's Game 25 years ago so i hope they get this right. There's so much going on inside this character's head that I think it's going to be very difficult to maintain completely true to the book.
I've been a fan of OSC's books since I first read Ender's Game 25 years ago so i hope they get this right. There's so much going on inside this character's head that I think it's going to be very difficult to maintain completely true to the book.
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6:53PM on 03/21/2012
Ben Kinglsey smoking a big fat Cuban with a high-powered rifle blowing away aliens. Tell me that doesn't sound awesome!
Ben Kinglsey smoking a big fat Cuban with a high-powered rifle blowing away aliens. Tell me that doesn't sound awesome!
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12:04AM on 03/22/2012
That doesn't sound awesome.
That doesn't sound awesome.
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