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Alex Johansen
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I've read all of the Ender and Bean chronicles and I'm currently in the process of reading homecoming.

Hollywood is making all these movies about this supernon-believable fantasy stuff, which is cool because they were all good books.

But now it's time they make some movies on books that blow that other stuff out of the water (ie: OSC books).

I know there is something going on with an Ender's Game movie, but last I heard about that was maybe around a year ago.

So do we have an ETA on an OSC movie? What's in the works? Will it rock as hard as the books? (probably not, since OSC's books send your mind on an orgasmic adventure)

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Actually, it would be cool if they made the Homecoming books into movies. However, I've only read the first three...
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Lyrhawn
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I hear they are starting to shoot the EG movie next week. Should be ready to watch by December.
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jlt
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Lyrhawn, where did you hear that?
As far as I know they haven't even got a cast.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0400403/

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They're making Ender's Game into a movie?
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Lyrhawn
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[Wink]
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Alex Johansen
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OSC is supposed to direct it from what I heard, so I dunno, hopefully he'll see my thread and be like "eh, why not indulge the lad"


by the way, on imdb

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Baron Samedi
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quote:
Originally posted by jlt:
Lyrhawn, where did you hear that?
As far as I know they haven't even got a cast.

What do you mean, no cast? They have Sean Connery signed up to play Ender, Mickey Rooney as Bean, and Dame Judi Dench as Petra.

At the time of casting, these choices made perfect sense.

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I've long since stopped holding my breath on Ender's Game. OSC was negotiating that back in the summer 2003 when I attended his writer's boot camp. (I know because he mentioned it briefly and asked us not to ask questions about it beyond what he told us...which wasn't much.) Almost 4 years later and I've heard half a dozen times that they are starting shooting. When i see the previews, then I will believe. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Christine:
Almost 4 years later and I've heard half a dozen times that they are starting shooting.

Umm, they aren't.
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Alex Johansen
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how depressing.........

how will sean connery play ender? i think you mean mazer, that's what i heard a year ago.

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Tara
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I think Sean Connery would be a good Ender.
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*sigh* Cross posted:

quote:
I wrote:

For the last time, the ONLY viable cast list for EG:

Ender: Paul Newman
Peter: Ben Affleck
Valentine: Mandy Moore
Graff: Nathan Lane
J.P. Wiggin: John Cusack
T.H. Wiggin: Joan Cusack
Anderson: John Travolta
Bean: Actually, Dwayne Johnson is a great idea.
Petra: Haley Joel Osmond
Mazer Rackham: John C. McGinley
Alai: Denzel Washington
Shen: Daniel Dae Kim
Bonzo: Luis Guzman
Han Tzu: Chow Yun Fat
Crazy Tom: Adam Brody
Dink: Benjamin McKenzie
Fly Molo: Dante Basco
Bugger Queen: Bea Arthur

There is no room for argument

The only exception made thusfar is that Zach Braff could be Peter. Maybe. If I can bring myself to forgive him for every major motion picture he's been in so far.
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Lyrhawn
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I like Jeremy Irons for Mazer, if Sean Connery is busy.

Ender should be played by Djimon Hounsou. That'll give it some real emotion.

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On second thought, the following cast might work as well:

Ender: Eddie Murphy
Peter: Charlie Murphy
Valentine: Eddie Murphy
Graff: Eddie Murphy
J.P. Wiggin: Charlie Murphy
T.H. Wiggin: Dave Chapelle
Anderson: Eddie Murphy
Bean: Eddie Murphy
Petra: Charlie Murphy
Mazer Rackham: Dave Chapelle
Alai: Eddie Murphy
Shen: Charlie Murphy
Bonzo: Charlie Murphy
Han Tzu: Eddie Murphy
Crazy Tom: Eddie Murphy
Dink: Dave Chapelle
Fly Molo: Eddie Murphy
Bugger Queen: Mos Def

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pH
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YOU FORGOT ABOUT LL COOL J!

[Cry]

-pH

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I remember reading about a sopposed EG movie a few years ago, and it was sopposed to come out in '08. I thought, wow, that's really cool, they should start working on it. Years later I'm still thinking, wow, that's really cool, they should start working on it.

GET GOING!!!
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Lyrhawn
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They ARE working on it.

And by they, I mean OSC.

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Tara
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Ok, in all seriousness...

I think the last bit of info released was this, from Pweb:

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OSC`s Draft of the script is finished, and would clock in around 2 hours and 15-20 minutes. Peter is in this draft, but in a very minor role. The events in Battle School are condensed into one year`s time. The Adults are keeping watch on both Ender and Bean, trying to decide which of them will be the One.

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Alex Johansen
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noooooo, awwww.

i think they should make a movie for both ender's game and ender's shadow, to combine them would be like.....

i dunno... name two really good things that wouldnt work.


oh i know, sex and ice cream.


or how about a more famous version of two things that dont work well together.

pie and sex. jason biggs actually kinda proved it works quite well together..... but still!

and wait, is it going to be animated? thats the only reason i was wondering how in the heck could sean connery play ender, and now that i look at the cast, a bunch of those names are on the 40+ list.

I was thinking it would be nonanimated, or nonCG, or whatever OSC plans to do, but if it's animated then it could be produced on almost any budget, so I guess that works.

and it would be hard to do the battelroom scenes without it looking cheesy as crap.

PS: I like Erosomniac's cast, but I only counted eddie murphy 9 times. he played about 11 roles in Coming to America alone! he needs to be playing 12 roles in this one!!!

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Okay, let me just spell this out. Sean Connery + Ender = Joke. Read the last sentence of my previous post, or the threads that those cast lists came from. And sprinkle some of these around the thread where needed: [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] [Wink] [Wink]
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Hey it's an OSC movie. We have to have Queen Latifah!
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Lyrhawn
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I see Queen Latifah as the bugger queen.
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