It’s been 50 years since the earth repelled an alien invasion, and now children are trained from a very young age to be military tacticians and leaders. Can genius child Ender Wiggin be the supreme commander that we need? Can the movie live up to the classic novel?
The first trailer for Ender’s Game has arrived, and there are two things that pop out immediately. The first is that the action looks impressive, and it did its job of getting me more interested in the film. The second, and a wise choice by the studio, was to remove any reference to controversial author Orson Scott Card from the trailer and accompanying synopsis.
According to Variety, Harrison Ford has been locked to star in Ender’s Game.
While there is a lot of talk about Harrison Ford joining the cast of Ender’s Game, it looks like Ben Kingsley will be the first adult to be cast in the movie.
According to a story appearing over at Variety, Hailee Steinfeld, star of the Coen Brothers True Grit, is in talks to be the female lead in the upcoming adaptation of Ender’s Game.
Odd Lot Entertainment is in the process of adapting Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game to a a motion picture, and today, the cast is starting to take shape.
The story is coming to a head. Will Ender be able to help the Pequeninos and restore the Hive Queen? Is Miro going to be alright? Find out after the jump.
Ender Wiggin is on the colony planet Lusitania to Speak for the Dead. He has made some progress, but the Catholic Church is still standing in his way. Also, the Pequininos know he’s here with the Hive Queen and are demanding to speak with him. Learn more after the jump.
Ender Wiggin is a man once lauded as the savior of humanity, then denounced the cruel and heartless xenocide that murdered an entire race. The change was brought about by his own book, The Hive Queen, penned under the title Speaker for the Dead. Three thousand years later, Ender (thanks to relativity and light speed travel) has been called in as a Speaker for the Dead on the small colony Lusitania.
With the success of the Ender’s Game series in comic book form, Marvel has announced it will bring Orson Scott Card’s Formic Wars to comics. Orson Scott Card will team with co-writer Aaron Johnston and artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo to bring the series to print.
“I’ve been so happy with Marvel’s comic-book adaptation of Ender’s Game, Ender’s Shadow, Ender in Exile and Speaker of the Dead that I wanted my long-imagined story of the Formic Wars to appear first in this wonderfully visualized form,” said Orson Scott Card, “With a whole new set of characters, putting together a ragtag fleet of improvised and adapted spacecraft to take on an alien invader, I think these are some of the best, most inspiring stories in the Ender’s Game future history, and through the work of Marvel’s great team of writers and artists, my tales are coming to life with a power and reality I never could have managed on my own.”
Formic Wars is a prequel to the Ender’s Game series, and the first issue is expected to arrive in stores in February 2011.
Just a reminder to all you Orson Scott Card fans – both hardcover collections of Ender’s Game: Battle School and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School are in stores today.
Follow the sci-fi saga of Ender Wiggin as he prepares for the most challenging game of his life in Enderâ€™s Game: Battle School. Can Ender stop the oncoming war? More action awaits readers as the mysterious orphan Bean ventures through the Battle School in Enderâ€™s Shadow: Battle School. Will Bean prove his worth and save mankind?
Booth of the Premiere Hardcover collections will set you back $24.99.
This will probably be of great interest to Ender’s Game fans, and more specifically fans of the Ender’s Game comic book series from Marvel Comics.Â The company announced fans can head on over to marvel.com/endersgame to see the pretty graphics, and read Ender’s Game: Battle School #1 and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School #1 for free.Â It’s all part of the promotion for the upcoming Ender’s Game: Battle School and Ender’s Shadow: Battle School Premiere HC editions arriving July 15, 2009.