TFS Magnum reports
that there's a movie in the works for Ender's Game. It should be noted that this is an unconfirmed report at this time.
Orson Scott Card's best-seller, Ender's Game, is being made into a movie. Wolfgang Petersen is directing (In the Line of Fire, Airforce One) so there is at least some hope that the action of the book will make it to the screen.
If you are a SciFi geek, you probably already know the whole Ender's Game
series, if not all I can say is that it is worth while. (I think there
are 5 books in the series, and not all of them are great, but the
overall story is good. Check out at least Ender's Game and Ender's Shawdow.)
tend not to be a strong fan of adaptations. Sometimes, as with
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, you get an amazing piece of work that
holds true to the material it was based on while providing some of the
concrete visualization that the written word lacks. Most of the
time, however, you end up with a script that follows the vague outlines
of the plot, but falls apart on any sort of close examination.
Sometimes, you don't even get that. Witness, for example, the
However, if you don't encourage the movie industry's attempts at
bringing speculative fiction to the silver screen, you won't even get
the chance to try. For that reason I try to approach things with
an open mind.
I am not optimistic about an adaptation of Ender's Game, though, because it's tricky
You could tell the story as a straight action movie, sort of, with a
few of the plot twists from the book thrown in; but you'd miss a lot of
the point. Doing it right requires a subtle touch and truly
talented actors. I'm afraid I don't trust Hollywood to have that
kind of vision and insight.
Most likely, this will be turned into an anti-war movie, and if it is,
that will be a grave injustice. But I will most likely go see it
anyway, because I hope it will turn out right.