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Monday, January 9, 2012

"Ender's Game" might make it to the Big Screen

I remember over the holiday season a couple of weeks ago hearing about the woes of the cinemas because less people are going to the movies.  I remember thinking when I heard the radio broadcast that if anybody in Hollywood ever learned to pick up a book and started getting some original stories to turn into movies you would see a flood of people going to see them.  Also during the month of December there has been a group thread on Goodreads discussing Ender's Game being made into a movie.  I didn't get too excited at first because I have heard this rumor before twice for sure that I can remember where myself and fans I know of the book got all excited only to find out the project fizzled out because of one reason or another.
Well it has come to my attention that there is actually a release date set for March 2013.  Actors are being announced to have been signed to play the parts from the book and it appears to be a top notch all star cast.
For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about.  Orson Scott Card, an American author, wrote "Ender's Game" and it was first published in 1985.  It grew out of a short story of the same name which was first published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, in the August 1977 Issue.  Card's book won the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novel and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
For years it has been one of my favorite books and I have purchased and given away more copies of "Ender's Game" than I have of my own books.  I find they are good books for younger troubled children to give them an escape, and a main character that generally always has much bigger problems than most troubled kids.  I have had more people tell me over the years that by me giving them that book were what started them reading books in general.  My daughter and her young friends have all read it and it is a favorite of theirs also.
Personally "Ender's Game" was a big motivation for my second novel.  Those who have read "Ender's Game" will definitely notice the similarities between the two in the opening part of my book.  If you enjoyed "Ender's Game" you will definitely like reading "No Rules Of Engagement" my second novel.  It is the first of three novels planned for this short series.
Those who have enjoyed one or both of these books will be standing in line for the opening night of "Ender's Game" if Hollywood manages to pull it off.  As with all book to movie adaptations, we all pray they stick close to the original books story and script and don't screw it up.  "Ender's Game" is a science fiction classic without any help from Hollywood.  I believe I read that Mr. Card himself has either done the screen play or worked with the producers to develop a screen play.  This lends one to believe it ought to be fantastic!


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