Skip to comments.Ender's Game: The Movie
Posted on 07/14/2012 9:35:42 AM PDT by EveningStar
Orson Scott Card's 1985 Hugo and Nebula Award winning science fiction novel, Ender's Game, is finally coming to the cinema.
Principal photography has been completed. The film is in post production and is scheduled for release on November 1, 2013.
Gavin Hood is the director and Card is one of the producers.
Asa Butterfield is in the title role and other cast members include, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Moises Arias, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Abigail Breslin, and Viola Davis.
For more information, see IDMb, Wikipedia, and the Ender's Game Blog.
“Card is one of the producers”
I’ve been following this for a while. My only reservation is that Gavin Hood is directing it. He directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and well, we all know how that turned out (if all you saw was the work print, you didn’t miss anything). Horrible movie, and I still don’t know why it was so bad.
If the reason for that movie being terrible was writers, then he’ll get another shot. But if Ender’s Game comes out bad, and it was Hood’s fault, well, I just hope that it’s his last job in Hollywood.
Very much looking forward to this. Last year I read all of the Ender series of novels. It was addictive. I’m about to go get Card’s newest one (on the Formic war).
I’ve been following the Ender series since the beginning. I’m looking forward to the movie. Card is one of my favorite authors.
I have never shared the enthusiasm of the rest of the SF community for Orson Scott Card as a writer. Never-the-less, I wish him more success at seeing his book turned into a movie than many a better author.
Card is an excellent author as well as a philosopher. I read all the Ender’s series. I particularly liked the character “Bean” which itself an excellent spinoff.
I hope he continues to write more along this line.
I’ll be looking forward to Ender’s Games movie when it is released! I hope Hood doesn’t ruin it.
I only read the first Bean book. I thought it was “okay” but overwritten. I couldn’t wait for him to get Bean to the point of meeting Ender already. But even that fell flat because it seemed like Bean was the whole brains of the operation or at least the puppetmaster, which would make Ender the puppet.
After reading the links to ibmd and wikipedia, I fear if the movie fails to recapture the qualities that made the book a Hugo and Nebula winner, part of the blame (credit?) will have to go to Card himself.
Sweet! If they screw it up, like they did Starship Troopers, I may have to harm someone.
The book was OK but making it a movie is a waste of time and resources, to me. I’m through with miracle-child story-lines. It just insults your intelligence.
At least Card is one of the producers, so that should help a bit.
Ender’s Game ping.
It’s really a matter of personal taste. I liked Ender’s Game better than Dune, but that’s just me.
Are you sure? I read a review Card did of "The Phantom Menace" which he rightly panned but he claimed the kid playing Anakin was awesome and wanted him to play Ender in a proposed movie at the time. That kid isn't playing Ender thankfully but it gives me concerns about Card's judgement.
“I have never shared the enthusiasm of the rest of the SF community for Orson Scott Card as a writer.”
Ditto. Probably because Card isn’t a very good writer. The stories themselves are quite interesting, but the writing basically sucks. I gave up after reading the first three books because of that. Still. That means there’s a decent chance the movie could be better than the book in telling the story. It all depends on the level of talent of the screenwriters and the directors, since the cast looks first class.
He was probably referring to Jake Lloyd personally. I saw an interview with him on Jay Leno, and even as a 10-year old, he came across as very, very bright. The abomination of “Phantom Menace” marred everyone involved, and, unfortunately for Lloyd, he wasn’t a big enough star (like Portman, Jackson, Lee, Macgregor, etc) to recover from it.
Ho hum, I’ll pass.
Now if only somebody made a thrilling trilogy all about and a PROPERLY made Halo: Combat Evolved or starting with The Fall of Reach and then working on then I’ll get worked up.
None of those Canadian half assed special effects flics, the whole enchilada.
Bring it on Hollywood, I dare you to make Halo you limp wristed left leaning greeners.
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