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Will Orson Scott Card’s Anti-Gay Stance Hurt Ender’s Game’s Box Office?

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In a nutshell, this is how the majority of human beings are able to process and separate entertainment from reality: Mel Gibson depicted the extremely brutal beatings of Jesus, a Jew, for Passion of the Christ, and people threw all kinds of money at him. He makes a couple of rancid comments about Jews behind the scenes, and people chastise him, sending more hatred his way than he probably had for the Jewish community in the first place. Our species moves in strange cycles.

The next probable controversy we’ll have to worry about is Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay stance impacting the box office revenue of Gavin Hood’s upcoming adaptation of Card’s Ender’s Game. Though his bias towards same-sex marriages isn’t new, it made a few headlines recently when DC announced Card would be a part of an upcoming Superman anthology, which resulted in a massive petition signing and at least one retailer refusing to sell the product. Film insiders are already backing away from him, and steps are being taken to limit the public promotions he attends for the film, just in case anyone should question him up front about it.

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New Ender’s Game Image Showcases Battle School’s Mess Hall

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The release of Ender’s Game, adapted from Orson Scott Card’s acclaimed novel, is more than nine months away. So fans are understandably keen to see any material from the film at all. Today, we’ve got a look inside Battle School itself, specifically at the School’s mess hall. Here’s Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) and Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld) eating a meal, with the School’s scoreboard visible in the background.

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Battle School Army Logos From Ender’s Game

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The bulk of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction novel Ender’s Game takes place in an orbiting military installation called Battle School. This is basically a military academy where young children train and prepare to do battle with a hostile alien force. It stands to reason that much of the Gavin Hood’s movie adaptation will also revolve around the International Fleet school, where Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) spends his time training and being shunned by his peers.

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Ender’s Game Scored By James Horner

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Gavin Hood’s upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game, is hotly anticipated for a variety of reasons. Based on a beloved work of science fiction, the story is great, most of us will watch anything that Harrison Ford is in, and now we have yet one more incentive to tune in, because the music is going to kick ass as well. Acclaimed composer James Horner has signed on to score the film.

Best known for providing the soundtracks to movies like Titanic, Troy, Avatar, and Braveheart (and let us not overlook Krull), Horner’s music adds a sense of epic scale to any motion picture.

In the future, after a hostile alien race called Formics have invaded and been repelled by the heroic Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), the human race prepares for another attack. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is a shy, reserved young boy. He also happens to be a tactical genius, and is plucked from his home and taken to Battle School, an elite military academy in space. There he trains alongside other students, playing strategy games and participating in combat exercises. Younger and smaller than his compatriots, Ender excels, quickly eclipsing his peers, which only further isolates him.

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First Official Ender’s Game Image

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Lionsgate has released the first official image from their adaptation of Ender’s Game. The following image involves Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) getting confronted by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) about sending secret emails to his sister Valentine (Abigail Breslin). It’s not really much to go by but this image looks like The Hunger Games mixed with Full Metal Jacket in outer space. Check out the image below…

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The photo is courtesy of EW. Ender’s Game is the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s science fiction space opera series. The story takes place in the future when man is at war with aliens called Formics or “Buggers.” The best and brightest children are recruited to a battle school in space where they train to be generals of the human offensive. The character of Ender Wiggin is the smartest of the new recruits, which makes him a prime target to be their leader.

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Official Synopsis For Ender’s Game Changes Things Up

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An adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic science fiction novel, Ender’s Game, has been a thorn in the side of many a filmmaker. It’s been in the works seemingly forever, but we will finally see it for real on November 1, 2013, from director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).