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FinalFrontier
January 13th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Recently saw that Ender's Game will be released in 2013. Not sure if the movie has been discussed on the forum yet but I didn't see anything.

Curious what everyone thought of the casting choices that are coming together?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/)

Steve

EllenS
January 19th, 2012, 05:45 PM
They all look a little old and Bean looks to be too big because that kid does not look seriously undersized. Otherwise, they look like a good match for the physical appearance of the children.

I'm getting a chuckle out of all the reporters speculating that Ender could be the next Harry Potter. It's a big stretch from the Earth based Ender's Game to the totally alien Lusitania and the Piggies eviscerating humans. I don't think the mainstream audience would get it at all.

DDCOrange
January 20th, 2012, 11:47 PM
Recently saw that Ender's Game will be released in 2013. Not sure if the movie has been discussed on the forum yet but I didn't see anything.

Curious what everyone thought of the casting choices that are coming together?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1731141/)

Steve

Interesting! How they don't screw it up too badly. No chance of this being the next "Harry Potter" by the way, Ender is grown up by the time "Speaker for the Dead" takes place.

EllenS
January 21st, 2012, 05:31 PM
I suppose they could continue with Peter and Bean, but that storyline is more politcal thriller than action like Ender's Game.

kater
January 22nd, 2012, 12:20 PM
Assuming they stick directly to the story threads, there's a large amount of room for maneuver in an adaptation.

James Carmack
March 7th, 2012, 06:37 AM
I'll be interested to see what it looks like when they put out a trailer.

Cool that they've cast Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff. But can Ben Kingsley play Rackham without turning him into a villain? I mean, seriously, when's the last time Kingsley played a good guy? ^o^

Jen_Bee
March 13th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Ooch, I'd like them to get this one right. Or...or... Well, they'll lose this one viewer. Some films you can get away with changing - Stardust for instance - the rest just turn into more fun-but-forgettable cheesey Hollywood things. In my humble opinion.

DDCOrange
March 17th, 2012, 09:04 AM
I'll be interested to see what it looks like when they put out a trailer.

Cool that they've cast Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff. But can Ben Kingsley play Rackham without turning him into a villain? I mean, seriously, when's the last time Kingsley played a good guy? ^o^

He played the title role in Gandhi; a good guy if there ever was one, but that was back in the eighties I believe so your point is well taken.

James Carmack
March 18th, 2012, 04:21 AM
He played the title role in Gandhi; a good guy if there ever was one, but that was back in the eighties I believe so your point is well taken.

I was actually baiting people for that answer. I don't know why, though, because I'm not really interested in getting into a debate on Gandhi. The blowback I'd have to deal with just so I could shoot off a snarky, "No, no. I said a good guy" really isn't worth it.

Roland 85
March 23rd, 2012, 01:33 PM
I am having serious difficulty being excited about anything Card-related at this point. I won't even go see this movie when it comes out. Which is sad, considering Ender's Game used to be one of my favorite books.