General Filming/Production Update Thread

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:47 pm

Go and tell Orci what you think!

roberto orci ‏ (@boborci) Sound off, #Endersgame fans. What are most important/favorite scenes in the book?

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Postby Boothby » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:01 pm

Was it too self-serving to say "All the stuff that Sywak designed"???
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby spanish_rockette » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:29 pm

Asa Butterfield tweeted:

"Swinging around on wires @HaileeSteinfeld Good times"

makes me wonder.....
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Taalcon wrote:Go and tell Orci what you think!

roberto orci ‏ (@boborci) Sound off, #Endersgame fans. What are most important/favorite scenes in the book?



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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Lord Roem » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:54 am

Interesting...most recent FB status by Aramis Knight (Bean) indicates he's in Los Angeles with Asa....

...interesting.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:30 pm

http://www.endernews.com/ has a new cast pic (what setpiece is that in the back? Is it the Enemy's Gate?) , and is reporting the casting of Pol Slattery.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:20 pm

Taalcon wrote:http://www.endernews.com/ has a new cast pic (what setpiece is that in the back? Is it the Enemy's Gate?) , and is reporting the casting of Pol Slattery.


Aren't the gates supposed to be more or less rectilinear? Maybe it's the teacher gate?
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Postby Taalcon » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:07 pm

surajpartha: "Had a great day shooting with @asabfb Nonso Anozie and Mr. Harrison Ford. All are such amazing actors!!"

Scenes with Dap, Graff, and Alai!

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Boothby » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:13 pm

There's a square "gate" in the background of the shot.

I still have no idea what the circular portal is, though...it's not something *I* designed!
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Paul » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:12 am

I'd really like to see a shot with the girls in it. If they don't have short hair, im going to be kinda annoyed...

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Postby Lord Roem » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:53 pm

Asa tweeted something like "Sleeping scenes are the best" and tagged the Alai and Bean actors.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby LilBee91 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Lord Roem wrote:Asa tweeted something like "Sleeping scenes are the best" and tagged the Alai and Bean actors.


And something about having to do so many push ups. Glad they're putting those kids to work.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:53 am

Over on a talkback at AICN covering the Production Blog, Roberto Orci stopped by:
Bob Orci: we have been in meaningful contact with Mr. Card. He is as smart as his book indicates. He has been a great resource for us in every way.

Sequels are tricky. For one, we never like to cont on sequels until they hach. On the other hand, card has written so much awesome material in this universe that there is much to figure out. Hope we get the chance.

When adapting something so beloved You gotta make sure you keep the soul of it intact while doing what is necessary to translate to live action. I know thats not much of an answer, but i can tell you that we are treating the book preciously.

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Postby Taalcon » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:38 am

QUESTION: What are your feelings on the Shadow books and the Speaker books? Do you feel it’s possible to adapt both to the screen, or do you think the latter series would be too difficult, disconnected and abstract for audiences? I’m not asking what Summit’s plans for the franchise are – I just think it would be interesting to know what you think.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:08 pm

Hailee Steinfeld: Amazing first week on the #EndersGame set. Now in for a crazy weekend with my boys!
Moises Arias: Fantastic, long, bad-ass, tiring… (I could go on forever) scene today with 2 amazing people @asabfb and @HaileeSteinfeld. Love them #EndersGame
Asa Butterfield: "no other word would suffice to describe todays scene other than incredible. @ImNotMoises @HaileeSteinfeld"

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Postby elfprince13 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:44 pm

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:03 pm

Moises Arias ("Bonzo"): Pivotal and powerful scene today with @asabfb @HaileeSteinfeld and @bsoohoo. Inspiringly talented individuals. Nothin but love.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Lord Roem » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:16 pm

Taalcon wrote:Moises Arias ("Bonzo"): Pivotal and powerful scene today with @asabfb @HaileeSteinfeld and @bsoohoo. Inspiringly talented individuals. Nothin but love.


Guesses?

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Lord Roem » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:31 pm

Lord Roem wrote:
Taalcon wrote:Moises Arias ("Bonzo"): Pivotal and powerful scene today with @asabfb @HaileeSteinfeld and @bsoohoo. Inspiringly talented individuals. Nothin but love.


Guesses?


Any ideas on the ''specific'' scene they're shooting? lol

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:07 pm

Lord Roem wrote:
Lord Roem wrote:
Taalcon wrote:Moises Arias ("Bonzo"): Pivotal and powerful scene today with @asabfb @HaileeSteinfeld and @bsoohoo. Inspiringly talented individuals. Nothin but love.


Guesses?


Any ideas on the ''specific'' scene they're shooting? lol



It's generally considered poor forum etiquette to double post in a topic if you aren't adding something new, or a relatively short span of time has past since your previous post.


That said, nothing came to mind involving those four.
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Nutmeg » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:55 pm

Maybe a new scene that isn't in the book? I'm sure there will be those in the movie.

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Postby Carly. » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:33 pm

When I saw that, I thought about the scene leading up to the fight between Bonzo and Ender, where Dragon army is protecting Ender from the Salamanders/other Bonzo followers, and Petra tries to stop Ender in the hall. Maybe? I would call it pretty 'pivotal.' Although maybe not, because Bean would be in that scene too, and he didn't list Aramis.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:00 am

I thought about that, too, but Bonzo wasn't in that scene, either.
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Postby elfprince13 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:07 pm

Maybe they're placing Fly Molo into Salamander early on?
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Taalcon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:43 pm

Aramis Knight (Bean): Doesn't get any better hangin in zero Gs for hours with @asabfb #Endersgame.

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:14 pm

Just read an article about interview with one of the producers. What struck out most was him saying the movie is a distilled version of the book, but keeps its essense. Tells me were going to lose alot more scenes then previously thought.



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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:02 pm

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2012/04/05/en ... -kurtzman/

We've gotten a few bits of insider info and anecdotes from the "Ender's Game" via its occasionally-updated production blog, but it's been awhile since we've heard anything from the lucky folks on set. As such, when MTV News spoke with producer Alex Kurtzman recently about the trailer debut of his upcoming film "People Like Us," we had to ask for an "Ender's" update straight from the source.

"I’m really proud of the work everybody’s done on 'Ender’s.' Particularly because it’s a very complicated sprawling book that a lot of people have tried for a very long time to figure out how to make," Kurtzman said.


"[Director] Gavin Hood, the minute that we read his script we realized that in a miraculous way he’d managed to distill down the essence of the book and the big moves to a very understandable clear format," the writer continued. "He had made changes that were I think totally protective of the novel, he hasn’t changed any of the plot, it’s just about not being able to put all of it in one movie. He really distills it down to its essence in a beautiful way and that was an amazing thing to see. It’s an amazing thing to see the movie come to life because it’s such a special and different movie."

Speaking of the very talented cast, Kurtzman had nothing but high praise for everyone involved.

"Asa [Butterfield] is unbelievable in it. Hailee [Steinfeld] and Abigail [Breslin] are incredible. Harrison [Ford] and Viola [Davis] are just, they’re weirdly exactly what you imagined when you read the book, or at least I did," he admitted. "It’s really going to be a special movie. We’re about halfway through it, maybe close to halfway but it’s been a wonderful shoot so far."

"We’re just happy to support the vision of the book," he added. "It’s such a treasured novel and it’s very rare that you get an opportunity to work on something like that so we were very psyched."
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Yoda » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:05 pm

Per Orsci Tweet today, The new opening date is Nov 1, 2013. He seems to think its a great opening date.




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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:26 pm

http://endersgameblog.tumblr.com/post/2 ... ders-world

Does anyone else think that looks like a mini 3-axis mill in the corner of his room?
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Postby Carly. » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:40 pm

I love today's blog post so much! This room looks so much like mine, with a bunch of posters and gadgets and books all strewn around :D . And, is that the design for the desks I see towards the back, on the right hand side?
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Mich » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:42 pm

Haha, I love the workbench shelves everywhere.
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby drobbins » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Does anyone else think that looks like a mini 3-axis mill in the corner of his room?


Elf, I think it is a 3D printer.

http://store.desktopfab.com/3d-printers/bfb-3d-touch-printer.html

Ender appears to be a bit of DIY hardware hacker, neh?

And, is that the design for the desks I see towards the back, on the right hand side?


Carly, It could be....

I think it might be something like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGa1Q7NvsI0

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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:22 pm

drobbins wrote:
Does anyone else think that looks like a mini 3-axis mill in the corner of his room?


Elf, I think it is a 3D printer.


http://store.desktopfab.com/3d-printers/bfb-3d-touch-printer.html

So used for more or less the same thing then ;) That would make more sense though.

Carly. wrote:And, is that the design for the desks I see towards the back, on the right hand side?

On the stand you mean? I think you might be right.
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Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Postby Yoda » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Only thing interesting is the toy ship on the shelf on the left. Everything else not impressed.


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