Ender Wiggin HAS BEEN CAST!!!!!

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Ender Wiggin HAS BEEN CAST!!!!!

Postby Craig » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:43 pm

According to Deadline, the role of Ender Wiggin in Gavin Hood's adaptation has been offered to Asa Butterfield. I haven't seen a lot he's been in, but he is lead character is Martin Scorsese's new movie HUGO. My initial thoughts are... Well, I don't really have any initial thoughts outside of absolute excitement. I'm a little nervous as he's 14 years old, but hey, if he has the acting chops I can forgive age.

What are your thoughts?

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Postby Craig » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:46 pm

Sorry, here's the link to the article. http://www.deadline.com/2011/11/hugo-st ... ders-game/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Postby Mich » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:33 pm

Dude.

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STOP IT.

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Postby LilBee91 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:42 pm

And now I have to watch Hugo.

I didn't even want to watch Hugo.

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Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:51 pm

I hope he has a good language coach. It would be more than a little odd if Ender has a British accent.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:09 pm

exciting news!

he doesn't look 14 to me. he doesn't look ender's age, he looks more like 11 or something. if they actually get filming... i think they can work with it.
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Postby Taalcon » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:39 pm

Correction: The report says that Butterfield has been offered the role, not that he has accepted/signed (IE, "cast"). Nothing appears to be official yet. Let's see if this turns out (most likely, it will.)

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Postby Boothby » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:45 pm

And from something I heard recently, the production of EG "is in full swing." Apparently, they've already done a lot of pre-production planning (which is UNFORTUNATE, since I wanted in on that!)
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Postby Craig » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:25 am

It's true... Hood has hired his Art Director and Costume Director -- both of which have large sci if movies under their belts (AVATAR and TR2N, respectively). If anything, the movie will look great, but I'm hoping for more!

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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:04 am

What??!! What about Jake Lloyd? :bash:
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Postby Jayelle » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:00 am

What??!! What about Jake Lloyd? :bash:
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Postby LilBee91 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:11 am

What??!! What about Jake Lloyd? :bash:
If Jake Lloyd gets to be Ender, I should get to be Petra. I'm younger than he is! They cast 20-somethings and 10 year olds all the time.

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Postby Boothby » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:26 am

Jake Lloyd will have a cameo role as Mick, the guy that takes Ender's pudding.
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Postby neo-dragon » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:31 am

What??!! What about Jake Lloyd? :bash:
If Jake Lloyd gets to be Ender, I should get to be Petra. I'm younger than he is! They cast 20-somethings and 10 year olds all the time.
Sorry, but that role belongs to Dakota Fanning, who is apparently still only 17? Shouldn't she be in her 20s by now?
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Postby elfprince13 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:50 pm

This is wonderful news! =)
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Postby spanish_rockette » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:12 pm

For some reason, I'm getting less excited about the movie.
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Postby Boothby » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:57 pm

Are these...script sides???

http://www.showfax.com/role_selection.c ... 3&p=115498" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


To download a role, click on the name of the desired role. If you do not see the sides you need, call the Showfax office at (310) 385-6920; outside Los Angeles (800) 886-8716, or send email with details: Request for Sides.

Roles:

Alai
$ 4.00
Bean
$ 4.00
Bernard
$ 2.00
Bonzo
$ 3.00
Dink
$ 2.00
Ender
$ 6.00
Mick
$ 2.00
Peter
$ 2.00
Petra (rev Sep 12, 2011)
$ 6.00
Rose
$ 2.00
Stilson (fka Stillman)
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Valentine
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Postby OSCjunkie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:42 am

And now I have to watch Hugo.

I didn't even want to watch Hugo.

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Same. Although I may just watch the "Striped Pajamas" one instead.
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Postby Luet » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:13 am

Ooh, he was in Striped Pajamas? That was good!
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Re: Ender Wiggin HAS BEEN CAST!!!!!

Postby candygirl103 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:09 am

Since I started reading the books, Ender had the AI little boy's face.... Too bad he's all grown up now...

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Postby Mich » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:25 am

Since I started reading the books, Ender had the AI little boy's face.... Too bad he's all grown up now...
Haha, Haley Joel Osment was all the rage to claim to play Ender, back in the day. Alas, unless we did a complete revamp of the script to allow 23-year-olds, he's pretty much out. Of course, if they did that, suddenly a huge group of P-Webbers would be viable for casting! So maybe it is good to hope.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:37 am

I don't think they'd let us in the movie if we're sitting in prison for murdering the guy who writes the 20-year-old Ender script.
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:39 pm

Are these...script sides???

http://www.showfax.com/role_selection.c ... 3&p=115498" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


To download a role, click on the name of the desired role. If you do not see the sides you need, call the Showfax office at (310) 385-6920; outside Los Angeles (800) 886-8716, or send email with details: Request for Sides.

Roles:

Alai
$ 4.00
Bean
$ 4.00
Bernard
$ 2.00
Bonzo
$ 3.00
Dink
$ 2.00
Ender
$ 6.00
Mick
$ 2.00
Peter
$ 2.00
Petra (rev Sep 12, 2011)
$ 6.00
Rose
$ 2.00
Stilson (fka Stillman)
$ 3.00
Valentine
$ 6.00
Nifty! Cool find =)
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Postby megxers » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:27 pm

Last month in a hotel computer room, I found script pages for another movie involving a character named Achilles, but it seemed to be set in Boston. I IMBD-ed the casting company and they didn't seem to be attached to the Ender's development.

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Postby Craig » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:17 pm

Ok, NOW it's official...

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

Based on what I've heard about HUGO and Asa's performance in it, I'M ECSTATIC!

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Postby spanish_rockette » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:39 pm

:D
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Postby Mich » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:07 pm

Whoever updated the Twitter feed, kudos. Saw it at work, retweeted, weeeeee!

Also posted to Reddit. Thus far: zero interest. I miss the general subreddit...
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Postby Wind Swept » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:55 am

I'm liking this kid. This is the appropriate response to getting the part of Ender: "Oh yes. Im really doing it. F*** YEAAA!!!"

And he makes good video game decisions: "EA's 'Battlefield 3' vs Activision's 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' My vote is going with BF3"
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:20 am

I'm liking this kid. This is the appropriate response to getting the part of Ender: "Oh yes. Im really doing it. F*** YEAAA!!!"

And he makes good video game decisions: "EA's 'Battlefield 3' vs Activision's 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' My vote is going with BF3"

Given the role he is going to be playing someone needs to introduce him to Starcraft.
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Postby Petra » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:01 pm

Given the role he is going to be playing someone needs to introduce him to Starcraft.

I will do it. I will shoulder that burden.
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:29 pm

lol, just saw this on his twitter:
asabfb Asa Butterfield
OMG ZERG RUSH!!!!!!!!! Kekekekekekekeee :')

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Postby Mich » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:30 pm

So, wait. Did somebody actually do that? Or was it just a coincidence?
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:32 pm

I think it was just a coincidence. But after the fact I tweeted at him to remark on it - no idea whether or not that was seen.
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Postby turidoth » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:38 pm

A 11 year old would have been believable. 14, not so much. Very skeptical about this decision.

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Postby elfprince13 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:34 pm

It's all going to depend on how much he grows during filming. He still looks young enough to pull it off (since the script has been changed to 10 years old), but he's at the age where that won't last long.
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