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johnsonweed
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Does anyone know?
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I thought you heard already. I am the new director. I am also going to be playing Ender. I will be playing every other part as well. The movie budget is $500 million. It should be decent.
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quote:
Originally posted by clod:
I heard it was "impossibly" to film.

YES IM THE FIRST TO BE A JERK! *Ahem* "Impossibly" isn't a word

I mean, I know what you mean. However don't think anything is impossible, they have been saying that about novels and plots forever and some creative genious out there can somehow find away. It might take time but it would be worth it.

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quote:
"Impossibly" isn't a word.
Yes, it is.
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Impossibly, he is correct.
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Hey! I'm right more than a statistically insignificant percentage of the time! [Razz]
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Are you sure? [Razz]
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quote:
I mean, I know what you mean. However don't think anything is impossible, they have been saying that about novels and plots forever and some creative genious out there can somehow find away. It might take time but it would be worth it.
Yup. Just think of "Lord of The Rings".
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I just hope that they make it as close to the book as posible. Too many movies have been ruined because the director/script writers changed it too much. [Cry]

"Impossibly" is a word

DMLPro: I'd like to see you play Ender and Bean and still play Petra and Valentine [Big Grin]

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It's now official and signed. The option with Warner has been renewed. I'm working right now on a completely new screenplay, based on no previous version; we are combining the key storylines of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow into a single film. Warner Brothers has assigned a very supportive executive to the project who I believe will do a superb job of shepherding this project to an excellent film.

In writing the screenplay, I am relying on that executive, plus the team at Chartoff Productions and my partners in my own film company, to help me create a draft that will be filmable. Still, it's quite possible that I won't get all the way there; I'll have no problem if another writer is brought in after me. But I think we have solved the problems that made EG so difficult to film; I think we'll have a version that is clear and entertaining to those who haven't read the books, satisfying to those who have, and emotionally powerful to all.

Wish me luck.

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Good luck!

*fanboy squee*

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Woo Hoo!

*happy dance*

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[Party]
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[Big Grin]

Is it too early to start lining up outside the theatres?

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Considering it was 10 degrees here today (-5 wind chill)...yeah. You SoCal people knock yourselves out, though.
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Buenas Suerte!
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[Picks jaw up off the floor]

Well, I think I may just like 2006, after all!

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Pfft. And you call yourself a superhero!
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I can't wait. I hope the Battle Room is good.
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Yay! Good luck, OSC!

[The Wave]

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Ohhhhh . . . I'm so glad I popped into this thread ostensibly to answer seriously some silly question *grin* and heard the latest and greatest . . .
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quote:
Still, it's quite possible that I won't get all the way there
oh, c'mon now. We all know you MAKE your own luck.

Break a leg, sir.

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There is no way EG won't be a movie without about millions of letters/e-mails. If it isn't a movie, I'll probably e-mail or write about a thousand letters asking why.
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quote:
But I think we have solved the problems that made EG so difficult to film; I think we'll have a version that is clear and entertaining to those who haven't read the books, satisfying to those who have, and emotionally powerful to all.
...as long as it's still about Ender.

Good luck! [Smile]

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WOO HOO now that will be a movie i would stand out in 0 degree weather to be the first in line to see!!!!
[The Wave]
[Party]

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Bon chance! (Je suis à l'ouest de France a ce moment, donc j'ecris en français)
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Thanks for letting us know, Senhor Scott.
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INCONCIEVABLE!!!


-I dont think that word means what you think it means...


Happy Dance! [Party]

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*casually clubs an orange penguin*


"Sorry, the script called for it!"


*drags seal carcass off to the orange factory*

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Shur iz taykin uh lawng tym

everything's always being pushed back and taking forever to get around to.. Just put The Island and Harry Potter together and ya got your movie right there.. tell ya what..

-Judas

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Harry Potter? I've seen all the movies and read the books, how is it like EG?
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WOOHOO!
BEST OF LUCK!

[Party]

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GOOD LUCK and best wishes!!!
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"*casually clubs an orange penguin*


"Sorry, the script called for it!"


*drags seal carcass off to the orange factory*"
-originally posted by Clod.


Apparently no one informed you that an OrangePenguin is seven feet tall and has super powers. Clubbing one would just make it mad. I dont recomend clubbing me or anyother OrangePenguin for that matter. On a second note how did you supposedly get a seal carcass from clubbing a penguin? [Confused]

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How do you think they will handle the issue of a story spanning six years of a child's life. The issue with Bean would not be that big of a deal since he was genetically altered. Ender, on the other hand, would change a lot between six and twelve. Since the story does have some gaps in it from time to time, you could have a couple of actors play Ender. This has been done in other movies and it makes it believable (Butterfly Effect), but you will not have quite the marketable character like Harry Potter.

I have read Ender's Game about 20 times now in the past 20 years. I have bought the book about 20 times also, since I "lend" the book to a friend to read and never get it back. It's ok though, I figure, if the Gideon’s can do it with Bibles in hotels, I can do it with such a wonderful book. I always wondered what a movie would be like, but back then the argument was "there are some things you just can't do in a movie". Obviously that is not the case now.

I can't wait for the movie. I'll be in line prior to opening to get the first screening.

Good luck OSC!

Jack

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Last I heard the story's timeline will be compressed to 1 year, and Ender will start out older (ten-ish?)

Of course, since OSC has started the writing process again from scratch that may no longer be true, but I'd bet it probably still is.

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quote:
Originally posted by Orson Scott Card:
Wish me luck.

Good luck! [Big Grin]

*is late* *but still excited*

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"In my experience there's no such thing as luck." Obi-Wan.
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[The Wave]

I am soooo excited!!!

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OMG, Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are two of my all time favourite books. When I need a break from the university text, they are the ones I read. I can remember when I first read Ender's Game I longed to see a movie made of it. OSC; The best of luck and Thank you
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Best of luck old bean.
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0 degrees, I'll be waitin in line even if it gives me frostbite, can't wait, good luck OSC
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So, any idea when the movie might be finished?

*quietly poisons 0range7Penguin fish*

*insures that poison can bypass all of 0range7Penguin powers*

Haha! Die Penguin!

*0range7Penguin keels over, twitches* Hey clod! Its Penguin soup tonight! [Evil Laugh]

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ehh if i can go camping in october november in ohio i can withstand waiting in rather very cold weather to see a good film. plus i will be the first one in line so i might get a little warmth comming out from underneath the theater door [Wink]

*administers antidote to the poor penguin seeing as how poisoned penguin prolly wouldnt taste very pleasently anyhows

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I will be the first in line. My friend is the manager at the theater I go to, I can be sure I'll have a good seat!


*Helps Orange7Penguin to club Advent115*

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Yay [Party]

And hey i hadn't been to your bar yet...now i dont know if i want to. Escpecially if they serve penguin soup. Could be interesting though...never exactly tried cannabalism before... [Evil]

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Trust me, I tried it once- my army didn't like me eating them. [ROFL]
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quote:
Originally posted by Orson Scott Card:
It's now official and signed. The option with Warner has been renewed. I'm working right now on a completely new screenplay, based on no previous version; we are combining the key storylines of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow into a single film. Warner Brothers has assigned a very supportive executive to the project who I believe will do a superb job of shepherding this project to an excellent film.

In writing the screenplay, I am relying on that executive, plus the team at Chartoff Productions and my partners in my own film company, to help me create a draft that will be filmable. Still, it's quite possible that I won't get all the way there; I'll have no problem if another writer is brought in after me. But I think we have solved the problems that made EG so difficult to film; I think we'll have a version that is clear and entertaining to those who haven't read the books, satisfying to those who have, and emotionally powerful to all.

Wish me luck.

Good luck Mr. Card! As for what you mentioned about bringing in another writer after you for the screenplay - I just can't see that.

You did a fantastic job on the story for Advent Rising and it wasn't your story! (Seriously - I loved the storyline in that game!)

Anyway considering what you said about the Serenity movie, I think, if *anything* they could bring in Joss Whedon for a screenplay? He's a great writer, and while I didn't like his Buffy or Angel shows, I am a huge Firefly nut. The guy can definitely do Sci-Fi, unlike some *other* writers we know named.. uh... George.

Anyway I don't ever see a need to replace or even 'help' the great OSC for an Ender's game screenplay but if it happens, I think Joss Whedon wouldn't do too shabby.

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How do you think they will handle the issue of a story spanning six years of a child's life.
They should just not mention the time frame at all, thus completely circumventing the problem. That way viewers can choose to assume it took place over however much time they find believable. There's no reason, as far as the story goes, that they need to know whether it was one year, three years, or six years.
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Well, there's the fact that unlike fully grown adults children age visibly from year to year. But as I said above, I hear that the timeline of the film, from Ender being recruited, to the third invasion, will be reduced to just 1 year rather than 6. Maybe, like you said, it won't be explicitly stated, but the characters won't age more than a year.
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