Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Ender's Game Still

I'm super excited about this article published by Entertainment Weekly yesterday, which includes this still of Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield and some army.

It looks ah-mazing, but I'm still a little troubled. Because even though OSC SAID that almost none of the scenes of the movie were in the book, and vice versa, it's still scary. As in, in Ender's Game Graff never visits the barracks. O.O Also, the article says "He’s facing off with the imposing Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) over whether his emails to home are being blocked."  In the book, it's a given that they're blocked. And when did he write any emails to home anyway? >.>

In the comments of this and other articles, you can find many an outraged fan ranting over the stools next to the desks, the socks(!!) and the not one, but two girls you can find if you click on the entire picture  here.

Also, I wasn't too terribly upset about Major Anderson's change from a guy in the book to a gal(Viola Davis ) in the movie. I was upset at his/her downgrading to a "psychologist". Reading the book a second time, I loved Anderson's role opposite Colonel Graff, and I'll miss it. :(

Normally, I would just throw my hands up in the air and go weep bitter, bitter, tears. But the confusing thing is, everyone working on the movie really does seem to respect the book and love it. So I still have hope that they could pull off the movie, maybe different than the book, but still capturing that same awesomeness.

"Despite that change, Hood wants fans of the novel to know that he holds Ender’s Game, the book, in high esteem. (We already know he maintained the emotion-monitoring chip on the back of Ender’s neck.) “I am a fan,” he says, “and I have had a desire to do this and have been working on this now for nearly four years.” To that end, the director promises that the book’s dark ending (which I won’t spoil here) has remained fully in tact. “That ending — and the complex moral questions that it raises — is one of the reasons why I love the book, ” says Hood. “I promise you that it is very much there.” All together now: Phew!"

I wonder what they mean by that...Exactly which dark ending are they talking about? This is a totally legit question. Dark ending as in ending early in the normal, logical place, or the whole, way-too-much-closure, fifty years later, Speaker for the Dead ending in the book?

Read the whole article here.

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