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Dear Hollywood: Please do not F*k up Ender’s Game

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Chartoff Productions is looking for a director for Ender’s Game. It was supposed to be Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, Outbreak) which would have been pretty amazing but that has fizzled. Supposedly, they will begin filming in early 2009. I can only hope they find good child actors (I know they exist) to play Ender, Bean and the rest. The Harry Potter folk did a decent job of it but EG is an all-kid story which means you can’t pad your movie with every famous BBC actor ever.

Fun reading: Orson Scott Card’s take on JK Rowling’s lawsuit: “Um JK, didn’t you kind of rip off Ender’s Game?” (Except that they’re all the same damn story anyway)


Written by juuulia

May 7, 2008 at 7:06 am

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  1. Wow… Card is pissed.

    And Ender’s Game The Movie is gonna suck, face up to that fact now and maybe (just maybe) when it comes out, it’ll be watchable and we’ll all enjoy it. Lowered expectations are the key to a happy life.


    May 7, 2008 at 11:43 am

  2. Yeah I’ll probably go see it. Just like I’ll probably end up renting The Golden Compass and the Dark Is Rising. Hell, I watched Eragon.


    May 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

  3. But did you watch Eragon with or without Rifftrax support?

    Also, the biggest problem I had with this movie? It’s about dragons, and the damn kids name is simply ‘Dragon’ but with the ‘D’ replaced by the next letter in the alphabet… kinda sums up how completely unimaginative this movie (and, I assume, the book) is.


    May 7, 2008 at 8:23 pm

  4. How Hollywood can do film adaptations of Eragon and Percy Jackson while keeping Ender’s Game in pre-prod purgatory for over a decade is beyooooooond me. I mean, the script has undergone — what, the umpteenth revision? Plus the directorial problems and all that. Please get this movie done right, Hollywood!!!

    Ender's Girl

    March 13, 2010 at 12:38 am

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