Producer posts set photos plus descriptions . . .

Producer Robert Orci (2009’s Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens) recently posted the below pics from the upcoming Ender’s Game adap as well as descriptions and explanations for the creative decisions they took.

The movie has a November 1, 2013 release date and is based on the bona fide science fiction classic by Orson Scott Card (as if you didn’t already know that). The plot a young boy named Ender who is being trained to fight an alien invasion in Earth’s distant future.

The movie spent a gazillion years in production heck but is now finally being made by director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Wolverine). It will star Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as Ender as well as Brendan Meyer, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Aramis Knight, Moises Arias and Jimmy Pinchak.

Anyway here are those pics and Orci’s comments below them:

Ender's Game set pic

"The more futuristic the world, the more invisible its technology. So why shouldn't Ender's room look just like any normal kid's room? And not every future is a dark dystopia. The world that Ender lives in is a world worth saving. That's why he is willing to leave his family to go into an orbiting Battle School and risk not seeing his sister, Valentine, again until they are both adults. That doesn't mean this world doesn't have rules. Ender's parents had to get permission from the state to have a third child, and if Ender ever had any doubt if he was unwanted, his mother and father's shock at having their son recruited to be a future leader and transferred to space makes it clear to him that they've always loved him. They know that when Ender leaves the safety of his home, they will not be able to protect him any longer. We will keep your room for you just as you left it, Ender..."

Ender's Game pic

"Though Ender's world is one worth saving, it sometimes comes with a price. The novel was amazingly prescient about a great many things: remote controlled drone wars, the internet, the influence of blogging, hand held computing tablets like the I-Pad, and of course, electronic surveillance implants. Implanted tracking and monitoring chips are no longer a science fiction concept. They exist now. And one day, they may be as advanced as the monitor implanted into Ender, which allows Colonel Graff to "see through his eyes" and know: HE'S THE ONE."

 

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