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?
Last week we saw a few Ender’s Game posters hit the web and today a couple of character posters have hit been uncovered. These posters are apparently only “draft” posters, whatever that means, but that doesn’t take away how awesome they look. Take the jump now!
The best-selling sci-fi novel Ender’s Game from the highly controversial writer Orson Scott Card is being made into a movie, with a trailer and poster already released. To go with those two items of promotion the studio has released three propaganda posters, like ones you might see if you lived in the Ender’s Game world.
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.
The Orson Scott Card novel adaptation is currently in the post-production process and with scenes like the Zero G Battle Room the company has much CG work to do. Speaking of the Battle Room, it is teased in the first poster for Ender’s Game which you can see after the jump.
According to Variety, Harrison Ford has been locked to star in Ender’s Game.
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.
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.
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.
The House of Ideas announced this past weekend that Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game will get the comic book treatment as part of Marvel’s Author’s line. The adaptation will be done by Christ Yost (writer), Pasqual Ferry (art), with Mr. Card overseeing the project.
The comic series will mark the first visualization of the best-selling sci-fi epic in which the worldâ€™s most gifted children are taken to Battle School to prepare them for the fight of their livesâ€”and to save humanity from its greatest threat! It is the tale of an unassuming young boy named Ender Wiggin, who will rise up to be the greatest warrior and leader that the human race has ever known. This saga follows Ender and his friends as they grow to become the last hope and line of defense for all of mankind.
â€œENDERâ€™S GAME and ENDERâ€™S SHADOW are my most popular novels, and for many years I’ve withheld them from adaptation until the conditions were exactly right,â€ says Orson Scott Card in a prepared press release. â€œI’ve worked with Marvel for several years now, beginning with the ULTIMATE IRON MAN series, and I trust them to do superb work. They understand the stories; they know how to translate them into graphic-novel form; and nobody has higher standards of professionalism. In short, now is the time, and Marvel is the publisher to bring Ender and Bean to life in the visual media.â€
Marvel will also concurrently publish Ender’s Shadow.