Friday, June 22, 2012

Upcoming Movies: Ender's Game

It's a wrap!

The long-gestating Ender's Game movie wrapped principle photography on June 18. If you haven't heard of Ender's Game, then you are not a full-fledged geek yet!

After Earth's military is decimated in a war with some very nasty alien invaders, Ender, an extremely intelligent and resourceful young boy, is sent off to a kind of space camp where it is hoped that he and his young comrades will learn to fight and one day, hopefully save mankind.

The writer, Orson Scott Card, isn't as visionary as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Issac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, or Frank Herbert, but he did predict the influence of the Internet and Blogosphere, and though his writing is often clumsy, he's created a memorable character in Ender Wiggin.

The film has good credentials with Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), and Ben Kingsley. Asa Butterfield (Hugo) stars in the title role of Ender Wiggin. The production is in the capable hands of  Gavin Hood, the director of Rendition, Tsotsi (Oscar for Foreign Film), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. This film could be Mr. Hood's first breakout hit.

The film is slated for release right before Thanksgiving 2013 after being pushed back from a pre-Summer release date. My guess is that Summit Entertainment, after looking at a the director's work thinks it might have a possible Oscar contender for best picture.


Geek out by reviewing the films production blog here: http://endersgameblog.tumblr.com/ . Check back here in a few months. I'll be sure to post the trailer in 1080p once I can get my geeky little hands on it.

Geek on, Geek out!
--R