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Ender's Game Back in Development

Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:23 am

Ender's Game film is back in development with Wolverine director

More than a year after being declared dead by no less an authority than Orson Scott Card himself, the Ender's Game movie is unexpectedly back in development. The L.A. Times is reporting that X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood is now working on the project and just did a rewrite of Card's last screenplay.
So.... cautious optimism, tempered by a generous helping of reality?
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:51 am

I have lost all my optimism.
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Postby Luet » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:32 pm

In the LA Times article that the article you linked to was based on, they have THE major EG spoiler without warning. They warn about a stupid EiE spoiler but in the previous paragraph they say this:
Against this backdrop comes Andrew Wiggin, also known as Ender, a child who becomes a top-flight solider and helps to save Earth (by fighting simulations that turn out to be real).
I guess they assume that anyone reading this article are already EG fans and so they don't need to worry about spoiling the ending?
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:34 pm

I reached an "it'll happen when it happens" mindset years ago. No news will get me excited or disappointed until I see an actual teaser poster/trailer with a release date.
In the LA Times article that the article you linked to was based on, they have THE major EG spoiler without warning. They warn about a stupid EiE spoiler but in the previous paragraph they say this:
And the EiE spoiler they warn about isn't even accurate. :roll:
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Postby Luet » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:53 pm

That's what I thought but I only read EiE once and it was a long time ago.
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:57 pm

I'd guess you've read it one more time than whoever wrote the article.
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Postby Jayelle » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:08 pm

I'm guessing the "adam" who commented was locke?
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Postby mr_thebrain » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:51 pm

fine i'll be the one to say it.

sweet!

anyway, i liked wolverine. it was enjoyable, and a damn sight better than the original xmen movies. if OSC doesn't ruin it by being overly particular on the screenplay... it could actually happen.
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Postby Glaucon » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:51 pm

Has it occurred to anyone else that the director of Tsotsi and Wolverine could potentially be perfectly suited to direct Ender's Game?

Consider that OSC has discussed that any film adaptation he makes of EG would combine elements of EG and ES, giving the first sequences of Tsotsi definite insight to realizing both books. No?

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Postby Boothby » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:59 am

I'm trying to contact Gavin Hood as we speak....
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Postby Kendareru » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:19 pm

*fingers crossed*
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Postby Jebus » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:38 pm

fine i'll be the one to say it.

sweet!

anyway, i liked wolverine. it was enjoyable, and a damn sight better than the original xmen movies. if OSC doesn't ruin it by being overly particular on the screenplay... it could actually happen.
That's incredible, I honestly thought there would be no cross-section between people who liked Ender's Game and people who liked the Wolverine film.

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Postby Boothby » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:42 pm

MARS NEEDS MOMS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBFUAW6jC_M

Watch this, and tell me if it doesn't make you realize that EG can now be a fully CG pic...
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Postby Sumerset » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:40 pm

MARS NEEDS MOMS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBFUAW6jC_M

Watch this, and tell me if it doesn't make you realize that EG can now be a fully CG pic...
I disagree whole-heartedly. A CG pic of EG would be, in my books, complete blasphemy. It would, in my eyes, loose it's touch with reality and in doing so, cause the characters to become less human -in a sense. To me, the injection of realism in EG is what makes it so good. CG would not do it justice.

However, Gavin Hood could be a great director for EG. He's done Wolverine, yes, but he's also done an award wining picture that was drama based - not action. That would be the perfect combination for a directer of EG to have.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm

i agree with the new guy. :)

also

cartoons look all pretty nowadays, but they are still just pretty cartoons. they are at the point where they don't look real, and they don't look fake enough to be cartoons either. it's like they have an identity crisis.
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Postby neo-dragon » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 pm

I think that the technology to do EG fully CG has been around for at least a few years now, but count me among those who want to see live action. I want to see Ender as a flesh and blood boy. I want to see buggers in the flesh too. I want to see this universe come to life like Middle-Earth in the LotR films.

While an animated film would be better than nothing, I'd be disappointed if that's all we ever get.
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Postby spanish_rockette » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:47 pm

I agree, Ender's Game should be done in live-action. Animated would be okay, but I've always seen Ender in the flesh. I'll just be happy with what ever we get. But if it sucks, I'm blaming it on the director, BIG TIME.
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Postby Boothby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:15 pm

Neo,

"Want to see Buggers in the flesh"???

Like the giant insects in "Starship Troopers", perhaps?

I do want to see the film as (predominantly) live action, but--more importantly--I WANT TO SEE THE FILM!!!!
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:17 am

Okay, poor choice of words. I mean to say that I want to see them interacting with a real world. But hey, a little bit of old-school puppetry might not be so bad. :wink:
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Postby JohnLocke » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:49 pm

If CG is used, I would be utterly disappointed. It would be like watching Beowulf with little kids!

I hope that OSC is relying on the feedback of EG fans to produce it because an all CG movie would just be sad. They also need to get an AMAZING chld to play ender because if they mess his character up, the whole movie will be ruined. Anyone agree?
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Postby spanish_rockette » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:11 pm

*raises hand* I agree.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:54 pm

From a few weeks ago:
I still have hope that we'll get a decent movie out of the current team. But I'll tell you this: I would rather have no movie than a bad one. And if this attempt doesn't come up with a script that is both good and Ender's Game, I'm shelving it for the rest of my life. I've given this time-sucking project too many years of my life already. I have a dozen novels that can be adapted far more easily to the screen than Ender's Game, and I'll put my movie-developing time into them.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:07 am

fine, but EG is probably the only one i'll go see....
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:01 am

From a few weeks ago:
I still have hope that we'll get a decent movie out of the current team. But I'll tell you this: I would rather have no movie than a bad one. And if this attempt doesn't come up with a script that is both good and Ender's Game, I'm shelving it for the rest of my life. I've given this time-sucking project too many years of my life already. I have a dozen novels that can be adapted far more easily to the screen than Ender's Game, and I'll put my movie-developing time into them.
I am popping out of a lurk for the first time in ages to say that I am not sure whether to be delighted or terrified by this prospect. I read the full interview that this came from, and the man is clearly upset about the general poor quality of the screenwriter's he's worked with, and if this latest attempt doesn't fly we'll probably never see an Ender's Game movie. On the other hand.....I'd love to see other OSC books turned into movies/television series as well.
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Postby daPyr0x » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:35 pm

From just the other day:
Roberto Orci revealed on Twitter that he is involved in the [Ender's game movie] project with writing/producer-partner Alex Kurtzman.
Looks like things are chugging along...
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Postby thoughtreader » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:09 pm

Look what a friend of mine found
http://movies.ign.com/articles/114/1147535p1.html
From the writer-producers of Transformers and Star Trek and the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine comes Ender's Game.

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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:01 pm

Yeah, I saw the Hollywood Reporter article the other day. I'm not holding my breath, especially considering WB is purportedly interested in it, again. But any movement on the project is good news, given that OSC is thisclose to giving up.
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Postby Rei » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:02 am

At this point I'm actually a little concerned about what will happen if they do make it. Hopefully they'll do a good job. But it's still a pretty big if...
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Postby spanish_rockette » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:33 pm

I was wondering this morning during art class, what if the movie sucks?

but i'm hoping it wont, but i'm not trying to gets my hopes up.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:25 pm

if the movie sucks we'll still buy it on DVD and watch it with our pweb friends. and then in 5-15 years or so they'll remake it and it'll be badass.

even if it sucks, you know you'll cherish the damn thing.
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Postby Craig » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:33 pm

I just came across this news today and honestly, I'm really excited about it. Not just because we might FINALLY get our movie, but because with this team we might actually get a good movie.

I have a tremendous amount of respect with Orci and Kurtzman. Yes, they're famous because TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK (which was fantastic, btw) and ENDER'S GAME isn't an action movie, but at the same time, especially with STAR TREK, they have a deep understanding and respect for the source material. I've read countless interviews and listened to some others with Orci and Kurtzman and they know their screenplays inside and out, to a degree that's not normal. They're experts and incredibly hard workers. Like I said, I have a lot of respect for them.

As for Gavin Hood, the jury is still out... Of sorts... He's the man in charge and his record is hit and miss, but the man won an Academy Award for goodness sakes, he has talent.

Here's to hoping...

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Postby Boothby » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:41 pm

See my Important Update for breaking news!!!!

http://www.philoticweb.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2269
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Postby elfprince13 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:16 pm

See my Important Update for breaking news!!!!

http://www.philoticweb.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2269
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I was wondering this morning during art class, what if the movie sucks?
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Postby neo-dragon » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:50 am

In case anyone's in the mood for some real news:

http://io9.com/#!5788528/how-will-the-e ... i-explains

(something in the url is creating issues so you have to copy & paste the whole line above)

I'll be damned, but it actually sounds like this movie is getting made. :shock:
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