Ender’s Game poster revealed!
This November the long-awaited Ender’s Game movie will finally reach the cinemas. For fans of the sci-fi novel from Orson Scott Card it means that the Bataan death March that lasted 28 years is finally over. The movie has been in development hell for several reasons. For a start it was thought that the adult theme of the novel excluded child actors as well the youth demographics for a potential audience. The other reason was that Orson Scott Card has some unpopular hardline ideas on homosexuality that is considered problematic by the studio’s.
Finally, Ender’s Game is moving forward. Probably riding the wave of success left by The Hunger Games movie (If Jennifer Lawrence can kill people than so can anyone else). As for Orson Scott Card, he will probably not be invited to the première…
As for Ender’s Game. The movie focuses on a young brat called Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) who is enrolled in a officer program in distant future. Humanity is at war with an alien race and Ender is one of the first recruits intended to take on the enemy in a future showdown. He will be trained by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) while making a friend of Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld) and an enemy for life in Bonzo (Moises Arias).
Ender’s Game is directed by Gavin Hood whose only credentials of note is a X-Men movie from some years back. Ooh, he also got an an Academy award for the movie Tsotsi. Ender’s Game is scheduled for a November 1st release and is produced by Lionsgate films (Lord of the Rings).
Despite what has been said about Orson Scott Card as a person. I think he is a wonderful writer. I personally recommend ‘How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy‘ as an excellent starting point on writing fiction.
While some still pictures of the set have already been released we now also have the first Ender’s game poster. Which you can view below.