Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Galactus, Sep 20, 2007.
Orson Scott Card, man. One of the masters of sci-fi. It was probably more symbolic than anything.
Wasn't trying to make fun, just was curious if any fans knew of 'something'.
Yeah it was mainly because of the conditions the kids were put in, in the story.
Oy. No, he's not a pedophile.
Battle School is just such a cruel and intense place (it's definitely not Hogwarts for space kids) that everything is army and training. There are no toys and the only "game" is really psych test. They aren't given anything to wear other than their uniforms, so when they're back in their barracks, they either wear the uniforms or nothing at all. No one cares.
It's not like the whole place is filled with naked kids, it's just not unusual to find kids without their clothes in the barracks scenes. The place doesn't let the kids waste time over finding other clothes to wear other than their uniforms.
There's also a very important fight scene that takes place in the showers, that would have to be in the movie if they're going to do it right.
I can see a simple way around that then; just have them wear their uniforms all the time in any of those scenes (and minimise them too, although if that shower scene is as necessary as you claim, then they'd have to work on that too).
As for the book itself, I haven't read it yet, but I've heard of it. No time like the present to correct the situation eh?
ok who would you like to see in the role of Ender?
maybe someone like Freddie Highmore as the young version? Ender is an intense little kid who has some major psychological issues that get more intense as the story goes on, at the very beginning of the book he nearly beats another kid into submission and he is only 6 years old. im sure they will end up increasing their age somewhat.
how about as Ender gets older?
Freddie Highmore is almost 16 (although he doesn't look it), so he's getting too old to play Ender. I think he's only 12 at the end of the book. He might be better to play his brother Peter.
And he doesn't "nearly beat another kid into submission," he kills him. He kills another boy at the Battle School too.
Petersen Off "Ender's Game" Film
By Garth Franklin
Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 12:52am
Wolfgang Petersen ("Air Force One," "Troy," "The Perfect Storm") is no longer attached to direct "Ender's Game" reports io9.com.
An adaptation of Orson Scott Card's acclaimed sci-fi novel about a child super soldier who plays a long simulation of Earth's fight against the 'bugger' race of alien insects. As the 'game' wears on, he begins to lose his sanity and makes a final and devastating decision that has real world consequences.
No word as to why he's left the project, but Chartoff Productions is said to be busy meeting with a slew of potential directors to replace him for a shoot starting in early 2009.
Author Card has apparently finished a draft of the script and is "already working to make it even better."
Didn't seem like much was happening when Petersen was on the film.
I'd like to see who they choose to replace him, though.
Yeah I think I am happy with him off it. I am also looking forward to who they get for it.
Damn, it has been taking decades to make the movie, and still there's nothing! Only illiogical rewrites and changes in director's position
It's (ENDER'S) GAME Over For Petersen!!
io9 reports that Wolfgang Petersen...who has been attached to the endlessly-in-development film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card book ENDER'S GAME...is no longer on the project.
...says THIS ARTICLE at io9.
Given the nature of the development process, Petersen's departure doesn't necessarily mean the project will suddenly catapult forward. Depending on who they find to replace Petersen, GAME may have to be re-worked from square one (presumably The Powers That Be will strive to avoid this potentiality when evaluating new directors).
Heh, hunter, we already know this
Apparently it hadn't happened yet:
24 Frames is reporting that X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Tsotsi director Gavin Hood has rewritten the script for Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel. Hood is developing the project as a director.
The book is described as follows:
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.
Independent production company Odd Lot Entertainment is behind the adaptation of the novel, a Nebula and Hugo Award winner.
Kurtzman and Orci Involved With 'Ender's Game'?
Summit in Talks to Distribute Ender's Game
Source: Summit Entertainment
April 28, 2011
Summit Entertainment is in talks to co-finance and handle U.S. distribution rights for Ender's Game.
Sierra / Affinity will launch international sales of the live action, science-fiction Ender's Game at this year's Cannes Film Market.
The movie is based on the award-winning novel written by Orson Scott Card with the filmed adaptation directed by Gavin Hood. K/O Paper Products, OddLot Entertainment and Digital Domain are production partners on the film, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing via their K/O Paper Products banner, Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough producing via OddLot Entertainment, along with Orson Scott Card and Lynn Hendee.
The film will be executive produced by OddLot's Bill Lischak, K/O's Mandy Safavi, and Digital Domain's Cliff Plumer and Ed Ulbrich.
Set in Earth’s utopian future, Ender's Game is the story of a young boy, a genius strategist, who is drafted by the International Fleet to destroy the alien Formic race.
I'm sure they could keep it PG-13 and still include the fight scene. Just keep it above the waist.
I've got a bad feeling that this will end up being a lot like Star Troopers....
too bad Dakota Goyo(Thor,Real Steel) is 12(even tho script made him 10) he would be a great Ender Wiggin
Man I'm excited and anxious of this, I'm not liking that Hood is the director but if OSC is ok with him, he must be doing something right. It's reallly crucial for them to get good child actors in this, especially Ender, his journey in the book is fantastic and if they can find one that can pull it off, that'd be great.
The release date is set: March 15th 2013.
Orson Scott Card sent a letter to Geektyrant, talking about the adaptation. Spoiler of course for those who haven't read the first book.