Author Says The ‘Ender’s Game’ Film Is Quite Different From His Book

By on May 22, 2012

The first film adaptation of the massively popular sci-fi novel, Ender’s Game, is well underway and fans have been holding their breath for news and information about the project. There hasn’t been to much released about the film yet but fans hope that the film will stay mostly true to the novel they love.

However, the Rhino Times recently reported that the author of the novel, Orson Scott Card, has visited the set and saw some things that were not pleasing.

Scott Card was on the set to lend is voice in a cameo as one of the pilots. However, when he referred to his scene he revealed this:

The scene does not come from the book – very few of the scenes in this movie do – so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader. This is writer-director Gavin Hood’s movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene.”

This sounds quite alarming to fans of the novel, such as myself. Although Scott Card pointed out that although the film will differ, doesn’t mean it won’t be great. in regards to the overall film he did say, “The movie Ender’s Game is going to look great.”

To alleviate building fears of fans, Scott Card also mentioned the acting between Asa Butterfield playing Ender and Harrison Ford playing Colonel Graff.

“…they were superb. Film acting, especially in closeup, is not about facial expressions. It’s about what’s going on behind the actors’ eyes. And it’s about timing.”

It seems there is a lot to be excited about and a lot to be worried about as a fan. The novel is expected to hit theater next year.

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