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The greatest day ever!

Postby Boothby » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:10 am

This has got to be the greatest day ever!

I woke, and went over to my computer to find an e-mail from Scott, and a second one from Mr. Peterson (he says to call him "Wolfgang," but I think I should actually meet him in person, first...but I digress).

The script is complete. It's been green-lighted by Warner Brothers.

And they need me to fly out to California by Wednesday to meet with the technical designers and the special effects houses. I am, after all the fighting and kickign (and begging and pleading) going to be the "Technical Consultant".

The movie is now on a fast-track.

Populating the various technical teams --2 months
Casting--2 months (the same 2 months, actually)
Set design & construction (physical)--6 months

Principal photography begins--October, 2007

The scene at the lake (which I always thought was critical) is IN!. They'll be filming it in Brazil (but of course!) because of the seasons.

CG development begins at the same time as the set design.

Release is scheduled for December 2008.


This is absoluely great!

I'll keep you posted as to what else I find out.


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Postby eriador » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:00 am

*is stunned and amazed*
Edit: and is excited as hell!


f*** YEAH!

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Postby KennEnder » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:48 am

hmmm.... somehow I wish it happened today... or doubt it did
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Postby Boothby » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:52 am

Hey, Kenn--good to see you back! It's been quite a while!
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Postby eriador » Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:49 pm

*looks at the calendar*

*headdesk*

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Postby mr_thebrain » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:03 pm

hehehehehehe eri, you amuse me.
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Postby Boothby » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:29 pm

Sorry, but I had to do it.

Just be glad I can't access the home page! (Not that anyone ever goes there, anyhow!)
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Postby eriador » Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:29 pm

I'm touched. That's been my goal in life for the last... 15 seconds.

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Postby Young Val » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:03 pm

LOL
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Mich » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:07 pm

April Fools Day is a depressing day around here. :(

Edit: and by here, I mean P-Web.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:16 pm

Thank you, Steve. I was wondering about this, earlier.
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Postby Boothby » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:23 pm

It wouldn't be a good April Fool's joke if it wasn't at least a little convincing!
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Postby eriador » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:35 pm

*beats head on desk repeatedly*

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Postby Boothby » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:38 pm

Hey, hey, hey!

Let's not have any more of that!
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Postby eriador » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:58 pm

Sorry. I felt an urge to cleanse myself ;)

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:04 pm

These kinds of things aren't supposed to be so depressing when you figure them out... Ender's Puppy is still my favorite, I think.
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Postby KennEnder » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:05 am

I have to admit, Ender's Puppy was a classic... and from Pweb 1.0 I think! You're dating yourself (as am I).
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Postby Craig » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:28 pm

Yeah, Ender's Puppy was great... That one actually had me! It is nice to see this end of the forum getting some love though.

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Postby peterlocke123 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:58 pm

You got me as well...
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Postby Mich » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:05 am

Honestly. I found this more convincing than I found Ender's Puppy.

But I'm not saying that I fell for this. It's just depressing because it serves as a reminder: "Holy crap, there's been no real news about this movie for about two years now."
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Postby Boothby » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:39 pm

Hey, if I could fix that somehow, I'd be all over it!
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Postby hive_king » Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:18 pm

I'm trying to remember what the joke was last year...
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Postby Mich » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Fix it! FIX IT!
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Postby LilBee91 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:34 pm

Wasn't last year the Christmas in Battle School miniseries, or something like that?

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Postby Ithilien » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:21 am

Are you telling me this is an April Fool's joke? Ahhhh! I just circled December 2008 in my agenda with a great red marker!

*howls in tears*
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Postby Boothby » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:45 am

Sorry, Ith. It is.
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Postby Ithilien » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:57 am

I feel so behind the times! Ah well. It will be one day soon, though.

*instantly stops howling*
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Re: The greatest day ever!

Postby irnstad » Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:09 pm

This has got to be the greatest day ever!

I woke, and went over to my computer to find an e-mail from Scott, and a second one from Mr. Peterson (he says to call him "Wolfgang," but I think I should actually meet him in person, first...but I digress).

The script is complete. It's been green-lighted by Warner Brothers.

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Populating the various technical teams --2 months
Casting--2 months (the same 2 months, actually)
Set design & construction (physical)--6 months

Principal photography begins--October, 2007

The scene at the lake (which I always thought was critical) is IN!. They'll be filming it in Brazil (but of course!) because of the seasons.

CG development begins at the same time as the set design.

Release is scheduled for December 2008.


This is absoluely great!

I'll keep you posted as to what else I find out.


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Postby Boothby » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:38 pm

That was the hope.

I have already designed a possibe Battle School, and I have....

Stop.

Not just me. Ethan Hurdus, Darian Robbins, and I. Plus a lot of contributions from other fans, through discussions here and on "www.Frescopictures.com"

But we have designed a pretty good Battle School, and have reworked Card's various (and different!) concepts for a Battle School and the Battle Rooms into a very workable concept for both.

Ethan and I gave a pesentation at Endercon in 2002, and I gave a subsequent presentation on material derived from my original concept at an aerospace conference in 2005 (I think).

But, it looks like the movie's hit a major stumbling block...so: who knows!?!
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:13 am

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. Did I ever tell you Orson is my dad.. :roll:
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Postby Boothby » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:35 am

Your point?
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Postby Darth Petra » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:54 am

Your point?
Well, I figured as long as we were telling huge whoppers of lies, I might as well join.
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Postby Boothby » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:24 am

Before I get all annoyed...are you refering to the original post, or my most recent addition?

Only one of them is true.
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Postby KennEnder » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:30 am

You haven't been here very long DP, and couldn't possibly know how HONEST he was about his involvement. Don't call people liars before you do some research! Some of the people on this site actually ARE intimately acquainted with OSC (who frequently goes by Scott, by the way, rather than Orson).

Unless you mean the April Fools joke... the one written on April 1st. You have to watch for that on this site...

That is, if you care... maybe you suspect he was sincere and just wanted to be aggressive (because that would be so unlike you, right?).
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Postby Boothby » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:57 am

Thanks, Kenn. I actually deleted my first response; there really wouldn't have been much left to clean up.
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