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First Look: A (Very) Brief Introduction to 'Ender's Game'
Yahoo ^ | May 3, 2013 | Mark Deming

Posted on 05/04/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by EveningStar

Are you a fan of Orson Scott Card's best-selling young adult science fiction novel "Ender's Game"? Are you eager for the first glimpse of the film adaption that's due in theaters in November? Well, the good news is it's up on line, and don't worry – it won’t take long at all for you to check it out.

"Ender's Game" is vying to become the next major movie franchise based on a hot young adult literary property, and while fans will have to wait until May 7 to see the first full trailer, what could be described as a trailer for the trailer has been posted. It may not tell us much, but it sure makes the movie look distinctive.


(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; ender; endersgame; film; hugoaward; hugoawards; movies; nebulaaward; nebulaawards; orsonscottcard; sciencefiction; scifi
The scheduled release date for the movie itself is November 1, 2013.

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1 posted on 05/04/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg; KevinDavis

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2 posted on 05/04/2013 9:57:15 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Btt


3 posted on 05/04/2013 9:58:34 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: EveningStar

This. Looks. Spectacular! Glad they chose Harrison Ford for this role. If they stayed true to the book at all it will fit him well.


4 posted on 05/04/2013 10:04:38 AM PDT by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve read and enjoyed almost all the books in the series. I’m really looking forward to the movie.


5 posted on 05/04/2013 10:09:51 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: EveningStar

I liked the book although I doubt The movie will captivate older folks like me.
I want a ringworld movie


6 posted on 05/04/2013 10:11:20 AM PDT by winodog
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To: EveningStar

Cool enough. The Maori face tattoos for Sir Ben (Mazer Rakham - half Maori Kiwi) was an interesting touch. Hope they don’t lose the darker edges of the novel and make the film kid friendly (PG-13). But am not optimistic on that score.


7 posted on 05/04/2013 10:13:25 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: EveningStar

The very brief film clip gives it away. The same booming woofers; the same CGI; the same under-drawn characters. Just what makes this film different from the 25 or 30 scifi noisefests that have come before?


8 posted on 05/04/2013 10:14:45 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: EveningStar

Isn’t the movie Storm Troopers based on one of the Ender series?


9 posted on 05/04/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: winodog
I want a Ringworld movie

Oh. Yeah! In fact, there was one in the works but it all fell apart nearly ten years ago before they could get to filming anything. It may happen one day but not for a long time.


10 posted on 05/04/2013 10:16:39 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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To: EveningStar

I saw the teaser and I about wet myself. I haven’t been this excited about a movie in a long time.


11 posted on 05/04/2013 10:17:36 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: winodog

I dunno if we have the technology for that. Plus I dunno if they’d include the sex scenes or not. Personally, I didn’t care for them in the book. But I too would love to see a Ringworld movie. Definitely be interesting to see what a Puppeteer looks like.


12 posted on 05/04/2013 10:20:12 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wildbill

I don’t know about a movie named “Storm Troopers.” “Starship Troopers” was based on the Robert A. Heinlein novel of the same name.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 10:24:13 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

that’s probaby it but didn’t Ender also battle an alien Bug Queen in an early book? Been a while since I read them.


14 posted on 05/04/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: EveningStar
“Starship Troopers” was based on the Robert A. Heinlein novel of the same name.

Veeeerrrry loosely.

15 posted on 05/04/2013 10:49:02 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

I still enjoy both... you know there’s sequels to the movie, right?
One of these days I hope to get a hold of my brother-in-law and watch `em all. :)


16 posted on 05/04/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Let’s not get me started on what an abortion that movie is. The director supposedly bragged he’d never read the book.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: EveningStar
I'm guessing that the producers chose older children to fill the roles as they are aiming to film sequels as soon as possible, likely following the Shadows chronology, instead of going on with the original trilogy.

It would be much easier to film those movies than moving on with Speaker and Xenocide. Not to mention that it would make more of a connection with audiences.

But why did they have to take the set designs from Starship Troopers and join it with costume design by Hunger Games? I mean, I get the technical challenges that would be involved with white sets, but all that steel work in the sets and heavy fabric costumes departs significantly from all the existing technology from space exploration up to this point.

Ahh well, I'll go see the movie, get disappointed by aspects of it, and dread the follow on earth wars which will probably be significantly changed to avoid offending anyone. It is so hard to get excited about anything Hollywood produces anymore.

18 posted on 05/04/2013 11:40:18 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I know.


19 posted on 05/04/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Love the book. I have the audio version. The narrator, Stephan Rudnicki, does a fantastic job. I hope they don’t ruin it.


20 posted on 05/04/2013 12:23:38 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Daveinyork
I’m really looking forward to the movie.

What took them so long? The story is a natural for today's plugged in folks. Too bad too few read the book (remember books?).

21 posted on 05/04/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: wastedyears
Definitely be interesting to see what a Puppeteer looks like.

Obama as Hindmost.

22 posted on 05/04/2013 1:40:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Mike Darancette

No, the Hindmost was at least intelligent. Obama is more like... plankton.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 1:27:53 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Theoretically might be a better term than loosely in that case


24 posted on 05/05/2013 2:30:15 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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