It’s hard to believe that they’re really finally making an Ender’s Game movie. It’s been in the works, and in so many different iterations, for so long that I was afraid it was going to be banished to the same level of development hell as the Rendezvous with Rama movie. But now it’s really happening, and while we’ve got a long, long wait until the 2013 release date, the production continues to offer up fun little tidbits to keep our interest. We’ve seen Ender’s (or rather, Asa Butterfield’s) chair, we got a look at a sign from one of the sets, and now they’ve provided a look at Ender Wiggin’s room before he’s shipped off to Battle School.
The pic comes via the same source as the earlier ones, the official on-set production blog. The cluttered room looks like it could belong to any average teenager in our own day and age, and the producers insist that that’s intentional. As they explain:
The more futuristic the world, the more invisible its technology. So why shouldn’t Ender’s room look just like any normal kid’s room? And not every future is a dark dystopia. The world that Ender lives in is a world worth saving. That’s why he is willing to leave his family to go into an orbiting Battle School and risk not seeing his sister, Valentine, again until they are both adults. That doesn’t mean this world doesn’t have rules. Ender’s parents had to get permission from the state to have a third child, and if Ender ever had any doubt if he was unwanted, his mother and father’s shock at having their son recruited to be a future leader and transferred to space makes it clear to him that they’ve always loved him. They know that when Ender leaves the safety of his home, they will not be able to protect him any longer. We will keep your room for you just as you left it, Ender…
Ender’s Game is scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2013. It stars Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, and Ben Kingsley. Stay tuned to GFR for more Ender’s Game news as we hear it!