ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

A place to discuss official news from the production of the Ender's Game film, due in theaters November 2013
Craig
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 228
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:46 pm
Title: Really Alai
Location: Portland, Oregon
Contact:

ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Craig » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:55 pm

According to Box Office Mojo, Summit has announced that ENDER'S GAME will be hitting theaters on March 15, 2013!

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/schedule/? ... ges&p=.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Salaam

User avatar
Dr. Mobius
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 2524
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:11 pm
Title: Stayin' Alive
First Joined: 17 Aug 2002
Location: Evansville, IN
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:51 am

Best. Birthday present. Ever. :mrgreen:
The enemy's fly is down.
Image

User avatar
neo-dragon
Commander
Commander
Posts: 2516
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:26 pm
Title: Huey Revolutionary
Location: Canada

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby neo-dragon » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:14 am

I was just coming to post this. I should have known someone would beat me to it.
"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic."
- Frank Herbert's 'Dune'

User avatar
mr_thebrain
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1547
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:22 pm
Title: The same thing we do every night...
First Joined: 0- 7-2000
Location: Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby mr_thebrain » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:33 pm

so. awesome.
Ubernaustrum

User avatar
OSCjunkie
Soldier
Soldier
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:01 pm

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby OSCjunkie » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:11 am

IMDB has had the release scheduled for 2013 forever. Its good to hear that they're shooting for an early release (March) instead of a holiday one (December). I can't wait until IMDB changes it from "pre-production" to "in production" so I can stalk its progress.
"I aim to misbehave."- Mal, Serenity.

Taft
Launchie
Launchie
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:02 pm
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Taft » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:03 pm

Yeah...I haven't been paying much attention because of the development hell problems, but I saw this today. Good to see that something is happening with this...though I'm naturally nervous about a possible mishandling of it.

Given the choice, I'm not sure which I'd prefer from a "make this successful" point of view...it's kind of hard to be impatient after this long, oddly enough.

User avatar
Eaquae Legit
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 5185
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:30 pm
Title: Age quod agis
First Joined: 04 Feb 2002
Location: ^ Geez, read the sign.
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:57 pm

I'll believe it when I see a trailer. Been let down so many times... :faceplant:
"Only for today, I will devote 10 minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul." -- Pope John XXIII

buckshot
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1286
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:20 pm
Title: Farmer from Hell
Location: Colbert Washington

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby buckshot » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:09 am

Same here! A real trailer (not a teaser) is the least I can get excited about.

User avatar
Boothby
Former Speaker
Former Speaker
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:44 pm
Title: Battle School Engineer
Location: MD
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Boothby » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:55 pm

OK....so WHO are these guys...and why have they scooped us?

http://www.endersansible.com/2011/11/se ... -game.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.endersansible.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

At least their version of the Battle School is generic and non-functional.....
--Boothby

"The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

User avatar
Luet
Speaker for the Dead
Speaker for the Dead
Posts: 4451
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:49 pm
Title: Bird Nerd
First Joined: 01 Jul 2000
Location: Albany, NY

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Luet » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:12 am

I think we need to see if this guy (or girl) will join forces with us!
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus in Return to Tipasa

User avatar
elfprince13
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 1991
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:27 pm
Title: The Bombadil
Location: 127.0.0.1
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:21 pm

There is a bunch of interesting stuff on this page which I hadn't seen elsewhere: http://www.endersansible.com/p/movie-info.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some make me excited, others make me nervous. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out.

[edit]

As with this: http://www.endersansible.com/2011/10/or ... nders.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'm bummed we'll be missing out on seeing what the Fantasy Game could have been on screen. On the other hand, I'm excited/reassured that OSC appears to share my opinion of Peter Jackson's LOTR adaptation, which bolsters my hopes for the Ender's Game adaption.

[edit 2]
And what do you all think of Christine Bieselin Clark being responsible for costume design, ergo, the flash-suits?
"But the conversation of the mind was truer than any language, and they knew each other better than they ever could have by use of mere sight and touch."

Peter Wiggin
Launchie
Launchie
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:58 pm
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Peter Wiggin » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:12 am

I trust the release date, although I'm disappointed. March is not the time of year that awesome movies come out. If the studio had any faith/money in this, they'd push it back to May. Or ideally, around the holiday/oscar season.

User avatar
Boothby
Former Speaker
Former Speaker
Posts: 1017
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:44 pm
Title: Battle School Engineer
Location: MD
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Boothby » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:24 pm

Personally, I do NOT trust the release date.

Even though OSC has said that the film will be PEOPLE (as opposed to TECHNOLOGY and EFFECTS) heavy, there will still need to be a lot of effects in it, since the backgrounds do not exist anywhere in the real world.

Plus, given that the principal shooting has not started, and that some of the young actors are saying that they have not yet "even begun training," and there are rumors on the Web that "filming will begin February 2012"...that leaves 13 months to shoot the LIVE scenes (including some crazy stuff for the Battle Room, of course) and put together all the effects.

Considering the effects-heavy film "Pirates of the Caribbean" (which also spends a lot of time with its characters)


"Filming took place from October 2002 to March 2003 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and on sets constructed around Los Angeles, California.
The world premiere was held at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, on June 28, 2003"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_of ... lack_Pearl" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's 8 months from filming to release. Effects running at the same time, though with an aready-well-established ILM. Digital Domain will be starting up a division in Australia to handle the film effects for EG. Add one month.

OK...so maybe it IS possible!!!!

Either way...it's not going to be any good unless they call me about it!



Also on that WIKI page:
Influence of the Monkey Island series of games
Although it has never been officially confirmed, there is strong evidence to suggest that the series was influenced by, and perhaps loosely based upon, the Monkey Island series of video games. Ted Elliott was allegedly the writer of a Steven Spielberg-produced animated film adaptation of The Curse of Monkey Island, which was cancelled before its official announcement, three years prior to the release of The Curse of the Black Pearl.[12] This film was allegedly in production at Industrial Light and Magic before being cancelled.

Ron Gilbert, the creator of the Monkey Island series, has jokingly expressed a bitterness towards the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for its similarities to his game.[13] Gilbert has also stated that On Stranger Tides, a novel by Tim Powers which was adapted into the fourth film, was the principal source of inspiration for his video games.[14]
(I think OSC wrote dialogue for those video games!!!)
--Boothby

"The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

User avatar
Mich
Commander
Commander
Posts: 2941
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 am
Title: T.U.R.T.L.E. Power
First Joined: 02 Apr 2002
Location: Land o' Ports
Contact:

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Mich » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:15 pm

(I think OSC wrote dialogue for those video games!!!)
If my memory, non-cited as it is, recalls correctly, he wrote dialogue for one scene in one of the games, namely the famous "insult sword-fighting" minigame, in which the player character trades comebacks with the attacker. It lead up to one of the most famous insults in all of video game history:

"You fight like a farmer!"
"How appropriate; you fight like a cow."
Shell the unshellable, crawl the uncrawlible.

Row--row.

User avatar
Wind Swept
Toon Leader
Toon Leader
Posts: 892
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:09 pm
Title: Just Another Chris
First Joined: 22 Jan 2003

Re: ENDER'S GAME Movie Release Date

Postby Wind Swept » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:07 am

animated film adaptation of The Curse of Monkey Island
Want.
"Roland was staring at Tiffany, so nonplussed he was nearly minused."

*Philoticweb.net = Phoebe


Return to “Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest