Ender’s Game Production Blog Launches

Producer Roberto Orci kicks things off

Ender's Game Production Blog Launches

by James White |
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For years it seemed as though Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series of sci-fi novels may forever sit on that dusty shelf marked “unfilmmable.” But finally someone – producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and writer-director Gavin Hood – have pulled it down and started shooting the thing. Now there’s a production blog to chart the film’s progress towards the screen.

Orci appears to be spearheading this first stab at promotion (spotted by the keen-eyed types at Collider), promising appearances from cast and crewmembers. And though the basic Tumblr layout can’t compete with the likes of, say, Peter Jackson’s superlative video blogs, it’s very early days for the Game team, so there’s plenty of time for them to offer up some good stuff along the way. Especially since the film boasts a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield as the central character.

The plot is set on a future Earth where mankind is dreading the latest attack from the Formics, an insect race that has already launched two destructive barrages against the planet. In order to fight back, an international fleet trains the world’s most talented, promising children as generals through a variety of combat simulations and games. One of the most prodigious is the story's hero, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, who proves to be a natural tactician.

Ender’s Game will be out on March 29, 2013.

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