Creating The Future On The Ender’s Game Movie

By Rudie Obias | Published

November 1, 2013 is a long time away and fans of Ender’s Game anxiously await a look at the future portrayed in Orson Scott Card’s seminal science fiction novel. On the productions official on-set tumblr, producers of the film give fans a small glimpse of the overall production itself. In the latest update they hint towards the general look, feel and tone of the future depicted in Ender’s Game.

They highlight the costume designer of the film, Christine Bieselin-Clark, who also worked on some groundbreaking films like Zack Snyder’s 300 and Watchmen, and more recently TRON: Legacy. This is a very impressive track record, in terms of costume design.

With science fiction, there’s a danger in creating a look that seems so foreign it becomes alienating. For ENDER’S GAME, we wanted to make a future that looked both functional and logical. We wanted it to be a future where you can picture yourself in their shoes.

They continue to talk about the general look of the film’s protagonist, Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield), which will be more extreme sports in design rather than superhero spandex and a cape.

Christine built the flash suits from virtually non-existent fabrics designed by our incredible production team. The idea was to take cues from “extreme sports” to inspire our design, using real world practicality as opposed to the heightened reality of superhero spandex and a cape.

I’m looking forward to Ender’s Game. The people involved in this project have made some wonderful movies, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) and Gavin Hood (Rendition). Also Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin is inspired casting!