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Orson Scott Card's 'Empire' coming to big screen
http://www.moviethunder.com/n1346.html ^ | November 14, 2006

Posted on 11/30/2006 10:26:22 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Producer Joel Silver's Silver Pictures has optioned Empire, an upcoming book from bestselling sci-fi author Orson Scott Card, for a big-screen adaptation. The novel is currently slated to hit bookshelves on November 28.

According to the Card's official Web site, here is the story of Empire:

The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone.

The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side and militia foot soldiers on the other, devastating the cities and overrunning the countryside. But the vast majority, who only want the killing to stop and the nation to return to more peaceful days, have technology, weapons, and strategic geniuses of their own.

When the American dream shatters into violence, who can hold the people and the government together? And which side will you be on?

Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy novels. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario of a new American Civil War.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: americancivilwar; civilwar; empire; orsonscottcard; osc

1 posted on 11/30/2006 10:26:28 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Looks interesting... I think someone should make a john Titor movie.

IIRC didnt ender's game get optioned at one point?


2 posted on 11/30/2006 10:31:31 PM PST by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: Eyes Unclouded
IIRC didnt ender's game get optioned at one point?

Yes but it's in development hell.

Empire is more likely to be made at this point than Ender's Game.

3 posted on 11/30/2006 10:32:42 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican


...are Mike and his robots going to offer us protection from what is on the screen?


4 posted on 11/30/2006 10:37:04 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Tolik

Ping!


5 posted on 11/30/2006 10:40:21 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican
[ The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war, though most people just want to be left alone. ]

WRONG.. There is no right wing in the United states.. None..

6 posted on 11/30/2006 10:42:06 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oooh. Now, he's a conservative guy from what I understand. This would be cool.


7 posted on 11/30/2006 10:42:56 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband (http://community.livejournal.com/_2008_repubpres/profile)
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To: hosepipe
WRONG.. There is no right wing in the United states.. None..

There's no such thing as a Right Wing Conspiracy like Hillary Clinton had mentioned.

However, Right Wing is a simple term to use to describe Conservative folks who wants the Government to leave them alone.

8 posted on 11/30/2006 10:48:16 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Oooh. Now, he's a conservative guy from what I understand. This would be cool.

He's an old-style Democrat actually.

9 posted on 11/30/2006 10:49:35 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican
[ However, Right Wing is a simple term to use to describe Conservative folks who wants the Government to leave them alone. ]

The left wing is socialist the right wing is the opposite..
There is zero organized right wing in the United States.. None..

10 posted on 11/30/2006 10:51:28 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: hosepipe
There is zero organized right wing in the United States.. None..

Of course you're right. There isn't a right wing milita or some sort of organization nowadays.

But the word "Right Wing" has changed and we are part of it according to media.

With the recent election results, the media frames the issues, not us.

Like for example, Democrats should be red because they are closer to the ideals of former Soviet Union than the Republicans would ever be.

11 posted on 11/30/2006 10:54:17 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Clearly...you think the red blue thing was a co-incidence...


12 posted on 11/30/2006 10:59:07 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Can't believe this is being made into a movie before some of OSC's more proven works. There are so many to choose from. Maybe Hollywood is scared of some the Mormon undertones that are in many of his works?


13 posted on 11/30/2006 10:59:35 PM PST by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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To: ozoneliar
Can't believe this is being made into a movie before some of OSC's more proven works. There are so many to choose from. Maybe Hollywood is scared of some the Mormon undertones that are in many of his works?

Or maybe Hollywood is looking forward to turn OSC's novel into a movie where Conservatives are viewed as evil bigots and that is all our fault that the Civil War happened.

14 posted on 11/30/2006 11:04:38 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder who will play "The Postman"?


15 posted on 12/01/2006 3:51:19 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: MinorityRepublican
[ Like for example, Democrats should be red because they are closer to the ideals of former Soviet Union than the Republicans would ever be. ]

What is is and What ain't ain't.. There is no right wing in the United States..
What apprears to be right wing is left wing light..
Even "the Center" is left wing...

How'd that happen?.

16 posted on 12/01/2006 10:21:01 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bttt


17 posted on 12/01/2006 7:01:28 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Bttt


18 posted on 12/01/2006 8:22:39 PM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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"The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side and militia foot soldiers on the other, devastating the cities and overrunning the countryside"

I read the book. It made me mad just because the above description never materializes. I mean it.

19 posted on 01/04/2007 3:22:51 PM PST by sociotard (I am the one true Sociotard)
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To: sociotard
I read the book. It made me mad just because the above description never materializes. I mean it.

Hmmmm-- is it worth the read?

I've got a gift card I need to use . . .

20 posted on 01/04/2007 3:27:48 PM PST by Dominic Harr (Conservative: The "ant", to a liberal's "grasshopper".)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I'm about 3/4 through the book. It is dynamite.


21 posted on 01/07/2007 10:26:18 AM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: ozoneliar

When you read the book you'll understand why they want to make a film out of this. And it's sort of like Card wrote it with a screenplay in mind.


22 posted on 01/07/2007 10:27:49 AM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: Dominic Harr

It's worth it!


23 posted on 01/07/2007 10:28:37 AM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: zook

The book is great but the ending did not seem to be that complete.


24 posted on 01/07/2007 11:01:30 AM PST by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: MinorityRepublican
It's worth the read. But although the jacket notes say "most people want to be left alone" during Card's CWII, Card doesn't really address that issue, even in the afterword, which I otherwise found intriguing. I'd relate to "Empire" more if I were a connesur (sp) of scifi. This is the first book by Card I've read. I'd never heard of him until I found out about "Empire".

ff

25 posted on 03/18/2007 5:59:25 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: foreverfree
Dominic, save your card (no pun intended). Go to the library instead. Or try interlibrary loan if you have to.

ff

26 posted on 03/18/2007 6:01:59 AM PDT by foreverfree
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To: foreverfree
This book was not Card's finest work. You have to read Ender's Game instead.

I think Empire has potential and is "well thought out" however the minor characters in the novel did not seem well developed and the ending needs work.

Perhaps, Card is writing a sequel that would answer all our questions.

We'll see.

27 posted on 03/18/2007 8:19:07 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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