After years of development, now that the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is underway, it seems we are getting new photos everyday. Thanks to the new official production blog, we are getting new looks at the film everyday.
While the photo released today is just of the actors training for their roles, it is nice to see that things are moving forward and they are taking the production seriously.
The photo was posted on the blog with the explanation below:
Houston, we have a problem. We don’t know how to land the Shuttle. Good thing it’s just a simulator safely on the ground at SPACE CAMP in Huntsville, Alabama. Aramis, Moises, Asa & Suraj (pictured above from a monitor in the MISSION CONTROL ROOM ) and the rest of our cast agreed that to do Ender’s Game right, they had to train as though they were really headed into ZERO G. And this wasn’t just an afternoon spent taking a vanity tour. From the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), which simulates extra-vehicular shuttle missions in Earth’s orbit, to the microgravity training chair that prepared astronauts for moonwalks during the Apollo program, the week at Space Camp was genuine prep for the feeling of reality that this movie deserves. And after all, the army that trains together stays together.”
The kids named in the commentary are Aramis Knight, who plays Bean; Moises Arias, who plays Bonzo; Butterfield, who of course plays Ender; and Suraj Partha, who plays Alai.
Ender’s Game is set hit theaters on March 15th, 2013.
The cast, which includes several award winners, is as follows:
- Asa Butterfield – Ender Wiggin
- Harrison Ford – Colonel Hyrum Graff
- Abigail Breslin – Valentine Wiggin
- Hailee Steinfeld – Petra
- Aramis Knight – Bean
- Moises Arias – Bonzo
- Jimmy Pinchak – Peter Wiggin
- Suraj Parthasarathy – Alai
- Conor Carroll – Bernard
- Khylin Rhambo – Dink
- Brandon Soo Hoo – Fly Molo
- Ben Kingsley – Mazer Rackham
- Viola Davis – Major Anderson
- Caleb J. Thaggard – Stilson
- Stevie Ray Dallimore – John Wiggin
- Andrea Powell – Theresa Wiggin
- Nonso Anozie – Sergeant Dap