Proof That The Ender’s Game Movie Is Using Actual Sets And Not Just CGI Splatter

By Josh Tyler | 9 years ago

The Ender’s Game movie is underway and filming with Hugo’s Asa Butterfield in the lead as Ender. We haven’t really seen much from the set so far, other than Asa’s chair, but that changed today with our first actual picture of the set. Here it is…

It may not seem like much but this is actually kind of a big deal. Modern movies tend to skimp and instead of building sets just throw a bunch of green screens up which they’ll fill with CGI vomit later. It never looks quite as good as when they actually build something and this is proof that Ender is actually building.

The caption that accompanied the image on the film’s Tumblr expressed much the same sentiment, further confirming that yes, they’re actually building Battle School. Here’s what the Ender’s Game movie team had to say…

If you think regular school is tough, try it in a rotating space station. And by the way, do you have a hall pass for hall number 0058? Because if you don’t, you could end up scrubbing the showers. When you first arrive at Battle School, all you perceive is its utility, its functionality… that is until you enter the BATTLE ROOM, where there is no up, no down, and ZERO G’s. Movie making can become overly reliant on digital worlds, and nothing can replace a well-built set that you can see and touch and stand in the middle of, fooling you into thinking you are really there. Enjoy this small taste of Ender’s big world. We’ll see a lot more in the weeks to come.

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