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Ender’s Game Movie Will Premiere In IMAX

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Gavin Hood’s (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) Ender’s Game is one most anticipated sci-fi movies in a long, long time. Orson Scott Card’s epic, sweeping saga is getting an aesthetically appropriate release as Lionsgate will unleash the adventure in IMAX.

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Ender’s Game Production Wraps And Shows Off More Photos

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That’s a wrap! Principal photography on Ender’s Game has come to an end. To share the production’s excitement with the end of principal photography, producer Roberto Orci posted his thoughts and highlights Art Direction and Production Design team, Ben Procter and Sean Haworth, on the film’s official on-set tumblr blog. Orci describes the duo as a mixture of strong illustrators with the ability to build physical sets.

First though the Ender’s Game is showing off new photos. Here’s a gate, no way to tell if it’s down…

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Creating The Future On The Ender’s Game Movie

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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.

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New Ender’s Game Details Plus Fleet Logo Revealed

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You can exhale Ender’s Game fans; Battle School definitely won’t be portrayed as a sleep away space camp where kids sing around camp fires and while making model rockets. In the newest Ender’s Game production blog entry entry reveals that the young actors had to go through boot camp, where they were taught to march in unison, and even, rather stereotypically, given pushups if they messed up. Accordingly, these kids are now more ripped than any of us could ever hope, or probably want to be.

They probably all look like this now:

About the internal monologues, there won’t be a voiceover. Most of what Ender and the other characters are thinking will either be transferred into the script or kept entirely out. Bean’s character will still be relatively prominent, probably thanks to Orson Scott Card’s heartfelt pleas for them not to butcher the books any more than they have to, but they’re leaving it up to the viewers to decide if Aramis Knight’s character is truly “pivotal.”

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Ender’s Game Producers Answer Fan Questions

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The bloggers behind the Ender’s Game Blog recently fielded questions from fans, giving their takes on things like favorite scenes, and visual influences and whatnot, but for the rabidly curious fans who want to know above all if the movie has even the slightest chance of living up to the book, despite the fact that Orson Scott Card has apparently given up all hope for a faithful adaptation.

There are a few things that we can infer from their carefully worded responses:

  • The producers seem to have also accepted that the book and the movie are two very different animals. One of them proclaims the Giant’s Drink scenes as his favorites in the book, but as it is not his favorite scene in the film, it probably won’t be featured as prominently.
  • Graff’s relationship with Ender will be explored thoroughly. Card himself remarked with approval while watching a scene between Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, who apparently share a close bond offscreen as well as on.
  • The relationship between Ender and Graff will be key to the film.

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Very Few Of The Ender’s Game Movie’s Scenes Will Come From The Book

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Orson Scott Card and most of his fans knew that Ender’s Game the movie would probably deviate at least a little from the book, as all adaptations usually do. Interestingly enough, he seems relatively unfazed by the fact, but is quick to establish the fact that the book is one reality, and the movie another one entirely.

He writes in his column, Uncle Orson Reviews Everything:

“…very few of the scenes in this movie [come from the book] – so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader. This is writer-director Gavin Hood’s movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene.”

Card goes on to describe his experience (his one line in the movie is a voice-over cameo as a pilot making an announcement to his passengers) and getting to watch Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff) and Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggins) film a scene together, though he’s unsure as to whether the scene will be included in the final movie or not.