ENDER'S GAME gets a New Release Date
Director Gavin Hood is deep into production on the long awaited adaptation of Orsen Scott Card's Ender's Game. They were working towards a release date of March 15th, 2013, but that date has been changed. The release of the movie has now been pushed back to November 1st, 2013.
The film will tell of the incredible story of a young boy who is raised in a Utopian future, and is drafted by the International Fleet to go into battle against the alien Formic race. This is seriously one of the coolest sci-fi storie ever written, and all we can hope for is that this movie gets it done right. You can read more about the film adaptation here if you want an update from the films producer Alex Kurtzman. It sounds like they may have gotten the story right, but I'm very excited to see how they handle all of the visual effects. The film has a great cast that includes Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin.
Here's a full description of the the classic 1985 Orson Scott Card sci-fi novel:
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.