The big-budget adaptation of Ender's Game is already running into its share of controversy, with the studio separating itself from the anti-gay views of the book's writer, Orson Scott Card. And while the road for a big-screen Ender's Game has undeniably been paved by The Hunger Games, which is also a story of children put in violent situations, the filmmakers are very, very aware that you don't exactly want to see kids onscreen getting slaughtered. When Kelly caught up with them today ahead of their big Hall H panel, director Gavin Hood-- who was speaking to her along with producer Roberto Orci-- explained how they plan to handle walking that line:
Ender's Game doesn't have an official rating yet, but it's not hard to imagine the studio aiming for a PG-- something a little more accessible than the PG-13 Hunger Games series-- so you can see why they're treading lightly around the issue of violence. And based on the reports from people who saw the footage in Hall H today, they're not missing anything in terms of making the battle scenes perfectly intense anyway. Click here to read all the details from Kelly's live blog, and check back later for the rest of her interview with Gavin Hood and Roberto Orci. Ender's Game comes to theaters November 1 this year.
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