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Offline Dr.Impossible

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Got a good movie rumor website?/Ender's Game movie rumors?
« on: November 09, 2006, 04:05:00 AM »
Anyone know a good place to read up on upcoming/rumored movies? There used to be that corona films website that listed pretty much all the nerd wet dream movies when they were just in the rumored stages but I think their website got bought out now and is pretty worthless. I'm wondering if someone has stepped up and replaced them.

The particular reason, and maybe you can help with this, is I'm wondering whatever came of the Ender's Game movie. I loved those books when I was a kid and I've been looking forward to the screen adaptation (perhaps foolishly, given how those tend to go) for years.

So, anyone got the dirt? Or a link to a "the dirt" database
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Re: Got a good movie rumor website?/Ender's Game movie rumors?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 05:05:10 AM »
I found this from http://www.frescopictures.com/movies/ender/endersgame_update.html :

"Movie Update - March 14, 2005
Benioff and Weiss to Write Ender's Game Script
David Benioff, the writer of the screenplay for Wolfgang Petersen's 2004 epic Troy, has been signed by Warner Bros. to pen the script for the movie Ender's Game.

Benioff will work with his writing partner, DB Weiss, in close cooperation with Petersen, who is developing Ender's Game with the intent of directing it himself.

The screenplay will be based on Orson Scott Card's novels Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow.

Says Card, "Mr. Benioff proved with Troy that he could adapt a long work to fit the brevity of film, while preserving what is most powerful and effective in the original."

Any film of Ender's Game will be heavily dependent on special effects, says Card, "but it's the characters that the audience must care about for the film to succeed."

"I have every expectation that he and Mr. Weiss will be able to create a screenplay that will distill the strong characters and moral dilemmas of the novel into an exciting film that will justify the huge expense involved in filming it," said Card.

Benioff also adapted his own novel, 25th Hour, into a screenplay for the Spike Lee-directed 2002 film that starred Edward Norton."

March 2005 is a long time ago though.  Maybe it's in development hell?  You could also try www.darkhorizons.com


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Re: Got a good movie rumor website?/Ender's Game movie rumors?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 09:07:46 AM »
All hail IGN! :^)

http://movies.ign.com/articles/704/704300p1.html

Ender's Next Move
Massive auditions expected for sci-fi film.
by Paul Davidson
 May 2, 2006 - "If [author Orson Scott] Card and Warner are still serious about Ender's Game, then 2006 is Ender's year," I wrote last December, despite the bad news of Card and the studio throwing away their script for the ambitious sci-fi film. Card, who wrote the classic novel on which the movie is to be based, stated his intent at that time to have a go at generating the screenplay himself.

Thanks to his efforts, the project remains on course. While promoting his maritime disaster flick Poseidon, director Wolfgang Petersen gave Sci Fi Wire an update on Ender: "We're getting the script in a few weeks, and if everything goes fine and that script goes in the right direction, it could indeed be my next [movie]."

Ender's Game is a remarkable story about a young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, who is recognized for his strategic genius and drafted by the military to train for the day when he will lead humanity to victory against merciless alien invaders. Petersen said he expects at least 1,000 child actors to audition for this all-important part before he finds the right boy.

Petersen also drew parallels between Ender and Harry Potter. "I think Ender's was a little bit of an inspiration for Harry Potter. It could also be a great 3-D version of Ender's [sic], with all that fighting in the battle stations."

Returning to the script: "a few weeks" is typically vague, but more announcements could be forthcoming within a month or two. As long as Petersen keeps his schedule clear, the situation for Ender looks good. Stay tuned!