Speakeasy, The Wall Street Journal blog, recently spoke to the Sci-Fi duo ALex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci about their recent and upcoming films (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Ender’s Game, Now You See Me and more). The interview is broken into 2 parts but in the second posting is where they go into the Ender’s Game talk.
Alike, all of the Ender’s Game crew and we heard a little about it in the Google+ hangout, Kurtzman and Orci both have read the Ender’s Game books a long time ago and have been fans ever since.
Trying to get into Ender’s head Speakeasy got the producers to talk about the dramatization of the books internal narration.
The answer is both through having some of those internal struggles be dramatically shown as scenes, and second, we have an advantage that the book does not have, and that is actors. We have great actors who can not only say things, but play things and play reactions on their faces and actually convey a lot of the emotion of the book.
It’s great to read more of the process of bringing Ender’s Game to life. Just more excitement for us fans. You can read the whole article here (part 1, part 2)
It seems like Summit has decided to release Star Trek: Into Darkness one day early and is keeping with that word. It was set to release May 17th but is now showing across the country. The IMAX version is now playing so should the original picture as well. If you have any advanced ticket purchases make sure to check the date and time on them to know you have the right showtime.
About the Ender’s Game trailer, I’ve had experience with other movie trailers (most recently The Hunger Games) where they are supposed to be attached to a specific movie but my local theater failed to show it. Technically the Ender’s Game trailer is suppose to be attached to Star Trek: Into Darkness so no theater shouldn’t show it but sometimes it varies from theater and state and country whether they have the reel or not.
I suggest, if you are highly anticipating to watch the Ender’s Game trailer, to call ahead your local theater and ask if they are showing it with Star Trek. If they have no idea what your talking about then most likely they are bugger lovers. I went and called my theater and the girl personally saw the Ender’s Game trailer on the IMAX version of Star Trek so I can definitely look forward to seeing it.
Variety reports that both stars from Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” will reunite in a new dark fairytale by executive producer Terry Gilliam.
“Circus” is an adventure-romance that takes place on a snowy New Year’s Eve, when a young pilot crashes his plane into a war-torn town on his first mission. There, he falls in love with a beautiful cabaret singer, befriends a talking circus bear and incites the townsfolk to liberate themselves from a despot.
“The White Circus” will start production in Germany and Serbia February 2014.
Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game movie script was so good that he got Nick Meyer’s and Marc Schaberg, owner’s of Seirra/Affinity, to invest in the Ender’s Game project.
THR: There are high expectations for fall’s YA adaptation Ender’s Game. How did the movie come about?
Meyer: Gigi [Pritzker] was a partner in the company and we talked about how we could help with the foreign piece and arrange financing. OddLot and [director] Gavin Hood had developed an outstanding script, and we created a sizzle reel. We sold out in almost every foreign territory, while Summit struck a domestic deal.
Oh what we would do to be able to read that script. Watching the movie would be a grand prize on its own but to have the script and see the detailed actions they envision would be amazing also!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Backstage got the chance to talk to Moises Arias, Bonzo de Madrid, about his acting career. Moises had a great opportunity while transitioning from TV to the big screen. As he mentions he went from “Hannah Montanna” to Ender’s Game and Kings of Summer it’s an opportunity many actors don’t get.
One interesting topic they discussed was Moises’ time on set of Ender’s Game. He states that many of the extras were afraid of him because he was in character most of the time. On and off set as Bonzo Madrid wouldn’t you be?
“I wasn’t doing it on purpose, I was just trying to stay in the mindset. At the end they finally started talking to me and admitted to me that I had scared them.”
Can we say that sounds like the Bonzo we know from the book? I think so. If he put in the extra effort to bring Bonzo to life we can sure expect some great characterization in the movie.
Credit to Ender Wiggin for the tip.
Friday the 13th episode. It looks like the ladies had some problems with the superstitious number but managed an awesome show. You can listen to the new episode of EnderCast now.
This weeks topics include:
- Big thank you to Summit!
- A bit about the experience doing the Google+ Meet the Fleet Hangout
- Their immediate trailer reactions and discussion about Asa’s accent, Mazer’s tattoos, and the “spoiler” ending
Have any suggestions or questions for the hosts? Post them in the comments and we’ll be glad to pass it on.
Today Ender’s Game director Gavin Hood celebrates his birthday.
Thank you Gavin for bringing our favorite novel to life. Happy Birthday from us here at Ender’s Game Fandom!
Crystal at EnderWiggin created an awesome video that lists 50 things to do before the Ender’s Game movie premieres on November 1. While some things on the list require time, others just require creativity. Here’s the video which includes music featured in the weekly Ender’s Game podcast EnderCast.
I have to admit that I’ve accomplished a couple of these suggestions. #19 Watch the trailer over and over I think many have already accomplished. My favorite would be #30 Become a Pop Quiz, Fart Eater commander on EnderCast. While in episode 12 “Ender’s Teacher” I was featured as a guest I didn’t necessarily become commander but am the first Fart Eater of the game. (And proud because the title lives up to the games name).
What numbers have you accomplished? Which ones do you plan on fulfilling? Let us know in the comments.
Passing English or Math isn’t the priority in Battle School graduation qualifications. Bookish put together 6 of the most intense graduating requirements in the SFF (Sci-Fi and Fantasy) genre.
Amongst many other SFF favorites including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones at #2 Ender’s Game Command school simulators come to be one of the toughest programs in the genre to excel on.
2. Ender’s Game MTI
Final test: Command School simulator
Warning: Spoilers for the book, so if your first introduction is the trailer, skip this entry. Though small like Alanna, Ender is isolated from his cohorts by Commander Graff, who believes that isolating his young charge from his inferior peers is the best way to mold the boy into a war hero. But when Ender is promoted to Command School and enters his final battle simulation, he discovers the horrifying truth about how much he’s been lied to: What he thought was a training exercise was actually him destroying the Bugger homeworld.
Training in the battle room and practicing with armies prepare only part of what a student experiences in Command school. I’d like to see kids today try solving situations that Ender was faced with in the simulators.
Read the full list at Bookish. Do you think you have the brains to work the simulators? What would you score in a test at command school? Let us know in the comments.
We confirmed with Summit that Steve Jablonsky will be composing the film score for the Ender’s Game movie.
Steve is known for his work on all three Transformers film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Island and has a list of contributions for TV shows and video games.
Need a sample of his work? Listen to some of the tracks from the Transformers 3: Dark Moon soundtrack.
Any Steve Jablonsky fans? I personally enjoy the Transformers soundtrack. So though we didn’t get James Horner, Jablonsky is a great choice for the Ender’s Game soundtrack.