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Posted 10/30/12
Sci-Fi fans know and love this story by Orson Scott Card. For those of you who haven't read it it's a short but mind-blowing read. Finished filming August 2012 shooting for a release date of November 2013. My all time favorite book, anyone else?
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Haven't read it yet, though I've certainly heard of it and I am intrigued. I shall order it in at the library right away. c:
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I have read the book and enjoyed it. I'm really excited about the film, but don't want to get my hopes too high. The film had quite a troubled pre-production and now in post-production one of the financing partners and main cgi contractor (Digital Domain) have gone bankrupt. I can only hope that all of the problems behind the scenes did not seriously affect the film.
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Posted 10/30/12

kylejh210 wrote:

I have read the book and enjoyed it. I'm really excited about the film, but don't want to get my hopes too high. The film had quite a troubled pre-production and now in post-production one of the financing partners and main cgi contractor (Digital Domain) have gone bankrupt. I can only hope that all of the problems behind the scenes did not seriously affect the film.


Thanks for the info, I had heard about the films pre-production problems but hadn't followed the story since the day filming finished. For some reason I am wanting to watch the theater crowds reaction when Ender offs his first enemy. Trying to remain vague so I don't give it away. But I hope the producers can pull thing together, I've been wanting this to be made into a movie for almost 20 years. Thank goodness cgi has progressed to its current status. If done right this could end up being a modern day Star Wars w/o the sequels though I never really liked the follow-up stories in the series.
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Posted 10/30/12
Out of general curiosity does anyone who has read the book think it would make a great anime?
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From the posts, it sounds like a pretty good book. I've been meaning to start it, but heard some bad reviews beforehand. Glad to know it's interesting ^^

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I cannot get to the book right this second but I think it is within the first 3 pages that your jaw just drops at the course in which the story line takes. It's a short book, not long but very moving. Both of my sons read it as teenagers and loved the book as much as I did. I wouldn't get your hopes up regarding the sequels though, I read all of them and never once felt the empathy for the characters the way I did in the first book, in fact I thought they were quite pathetic. But then I've never met anyone who said that they enjoyed any of Card's other books. Give it a quick try if you don't become infatuated with the story by the end of the third or fourth chapter put it aside. I'll be surprised if you don't like it. Heck even my seventy year old mother loved the story and she has very little imagination. If you've enjoyed any of the Gundum animes or better yet Code Geass, you'll like this. If you think about it during your fore with the book, let me know if your enjoying it. I'm still praying that the film will come to fruition next November.
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Thank you for your reply! I liked Code Geass, so I will definitely check it out, then.
And it's very rare that a sequel can be as good as the first.
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Posted 11/3/12
The guy directing it also did X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which somehow made an X-Men movie boring, so I'm not getting my hopes up. I also have a feeling I liked Ender's Game in middle school a lot more than I would today... but who knows. I'll probably give it a quick read sometime next year.
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I read Ender's the first time when I was 19 or 20 yrs. old, then read it again about 4 years ago, just to see if I would still love the story. I had different views on the story and characters interactions when I first read the book, so I was able enjoy it again but with a whole new perspective. Unfortunately, everyone is probably correct about the future of the movie not looking very good. Which shocks me why would anyone produce a movie like this unless you were able to get the best CG, actors, etc...maybe they need a tax break. I like you did not like Wolverine so the directors part in this only offers up further misgivings. But I can hoped to be surprised.
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Posted 11/24/12
Hey, I was hoping to get your opinion on this Ender's Game song I wrote for the upcoming film, one fan to another. The music video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQjWFo5alac .

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Posted 11/24/12

Boganis wrote:

I read Ender's the first time when I was 19 or 20 yrs. old, then read it again about 4 years ago, just to see if I would still love the story. I had different views on the story and characters interactions when I first read the book, so I was able enjoy it again but with a whole new perspective. Unfortunately, everyone is probably correct about the future of the movie not looking very good. Which shocks me why would anyone produce a movie like this unless you were able to get the best CG, actors, etc...maybe they need a tax break. I like you did not like Wolverine so the directors part in this only offers up further misgivings. But I can hoped to be surprised.


I read the book when it first came out and have read it about 4 times since then. It is a definite classic. I'm not as big a fan of the sequels, though I hear the new Bean sequels are quite good.

This had been in Development Hell for so long that I really didn't think it would ever get made. I really don't want to get my hopes up, since that will probably leave me disappointed. To be honest, it probably would have been better to animate Ender's Game instead of going live-action, but we'll see.

I'll just say I'm cautiously optimistic, atm.
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Posted 11/28/12
I fucking love this book. I have read it 7 times, and purchased 2 different copies for the cover art. I am looking forward to the movie, to see how badly they can convey the whole, 'He thinks of himself as a monster and is broken inside but no one knows because he is fucking smart and hides it' without being able to actually go into what he is thinking. I also am curious as to how they are going to handle things like little kids beating each other to death (For instance, the infamous shower scene). Anywho, the movie won't be as good, but maybe more people will find out, 'Hey, OSC is a fucking genius.
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Posted 12/5/12
First pic with Harrison Ford as the station commander has been released:
http://blastr.com/2012/12/1st-look-at-harrison-ford.php
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Posted 12/22/12
Read that book last summer when I saw it on sale on iBooks and glad I did, it's easily my favorite book. I've also read Ender's Shadow and Speaker for the Dead. I'm interested in seeing the movie but I'm skeptical, I don't think you can do thee book justice with a movie, especially with depicting all the thoughts that go through Ender's head and the mental stress he deals with.
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