Ender's Game Producer Roberto Orci Invites Fans To Submit Questions
With more than a year to wait for the Ender's Game film to hit theaters, those of us who are eagerly anticipating the big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel have the film's production blog to satisfy our craving for updates on the movie. Tonight's installment doesn't offer much in the way of a look at the characters or anything specific in the film, but it does offer the promise of questions answered.
Ender's Game is set in the future and follows Ender Wiggin, a child who's selected by the military to attend Battle School in an effort to help defend mankind against an alien race referred to as the buggers. Told mainly from Ender's point of view, we come to see the pressures and expectations put on Ender as he begins his training.
This week's entry in the Ender's Game production blog gives us a look at producer Roberto Orci on set, headset on, script in hand and looking intently at whatever might be happening in front of him.
“I need you to be clever, Bean. I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven’t seen yet.”
Great use of Ender's quote at the start of the blog post, taken from a moment in the book when Ender confides in Bean and tells him that even though there are some better soldiers in Dragon Army, none of them think better or faster than Bean. Sure, Orci's just using it to preface the offer of fan questions, but I hope his mention of the quote hints that we'll see this conversation in the movie. The scene is a nice demonstration of Ender's ability to lead and delegate, and shows that he sees the strengths in the people under his command. The conversation also allows Ender to voice some of the things he's thinking, especially with regards to how the school is handling him and his army at that point in the story. Given that so much about what we know of Ender's thought-process comes from the narrative of the story, the moments when he actually opens up and voices his thoughts to the few people he trusts may prove vital to the film in properly adapting the character and the story.
It seems Orci is open to input too because he's asking fans to submit their questions at the the Ender's Game production blog. Go on and "fire away!"
Ender's Game arrives in theaters November 1, 2013. More information on the film can be found in our Blend Film Database.
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