Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game has been called many things (a sci-fi version of Lord of the Flies, the precursor to The Hunger Games, an allegory for the life of Adolf Hitler, and so on), but an easy-to-adapt book is not one of them. Hollywood became serious about bringing Card’s challenging work to the big screen about a decade ago – and next year, it will happen thanks to the efforts of writer-director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
Hood has broken his silence about the difficulties of making Ender’s Game, which include recreating the futuristic settings and sci-fi technology detailed in Card’s book - some of which now either exists or doesn’t seem so far-fetched as when Card wrote about it back in 1985.
Ender’s Game takes place 70 years after the second devastating ...
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