A Chance to Ask OSC Your "Ender's Game" Questions!

As we reported a few weeks ago, Smart Pop Books has announced an upcoming Enderverse anthology, Ender's World, slated to be released in February of 2013. Today, the publishing house has revealed that the book will include various Q&As with Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card and has invited fans of the book to ask questions!

From the site:
Alongside those essays, we’re putting together some Q&As with Orson Scott Card to add throughout the book. Why is the Battle Room a cube? Why did the military recruit their soldiers as children? How does the queen survive until Ender finds her?

Here's your chance to get in on it: Card wants to give you the opportunity to ask him anything you've ever wondered about Ender's Game!

Just go to this post at our Tumblr; you don't have to have a tumblr account to play.

We'll publish as many answers as we can in the final book, and give you guys some sneak previews this fall/winter leading up to the book release over at our Tumblr.

You have until midnight Eastern time on July 1 to ask. Feel free to ask more than one! And we'd love if you'd help us spread the word.
Anything you've always been dying to know about Ender's Game? Here's your chance to ask the author himself. What have you always wondered about Ender Wiggin, the Formics, and Battle School? Let us know what questions you've submitted in the comments!

And don't forget to spread the word. :)

EN Battle School Armies -- Battle #1 Round-Up

A week has passed since Battle School was launched here on Ender News and the first battle is officially over. Let's see who came out on top:

Leopard Army ended Battle #1 in first place with 84 points and have thus moved their army to the top of the standings. Congratulations, Leopards!

At the top of our individual soldier standings is the aptly-named Ender from Badger Army, who finished the battle in 429 seconds. Well done!

All of the other soldiers have spent enough time "flapping around like drunken ducks" and are now prepared for Battle #2, which begins today. Head over to the Battle Room to show off your Ender's Game trivia skills. Don't forget: it's your end time that matters and you can't pause the clock so don't start the battle if you don't have time to participate -- and watch out for typos! Every wrong answer adds 45 seconds to your score.

Are you interested in being assigned to an army but don't enough points to join yet? For a limited time, you can post in the Battle School forums and ask to be promoted!

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Last week's challenge was to come up with clever Ender's Game taglines for the upcoming movie. Many people participated and the submissions were all loads of fun to read. Here are some of our favorites:
In saving humanity, will he lose his own? November 2013
A boy. A game. A war.
A new kind of war. A new kind of training. A new kind of battle. Welcome to Battle School.  -  Join your Army, November 2013
For Ender Wiggin, the game has only just begun.
November 2013: Come to Fairyland, but don't drink anything.
This November, think like a bugger.
Prepare for the Third Invasion. 
This week's challenge: choose any popular (or unpopular) song and change the lyrics to make them Ender's Game-relevant. Everyone can participate whether they are in an army or not: click here to find out more!

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Has everyone checked out the new and improved Battle School forum? Every army now has their own private barracks where soldiers can talk amongst themselves and even strategize for upcoming battles. We've also included a footer at the bottom of all of EN's pages where you can easily access such things as the Battle Room, army rankings, and the official Ender's Game production blog.

To all the American Launchies, Happy Memorial Day! :)

Production Blog #10 -- More Q&A and our first look at the I.F. Insignia

The official Ender's Game production blog isn't always ready on Wednesday but it is always, always worth the wait.

This week, we got our very first look at the insignia of the International Fleet, the organization created after the first Formic Invasion to protect humans from future hostile Bugger attacks.

It is the I.F. which runs the training center whose sole purpose is to scour the planet for young geniuses who will be shipped into space to train to be military leaders, the same place Ender Wiggin is sent and eventually learns what a "game" actually is: Battle School. Check this out:



(Edit: Cole, a reader from EnderWiggin.net, pointed out that this symbol is the Greek letter Phi.)

A bit chilling, right?

Accompanying the photo was another fantastic Q&A session, which gives us some insight into the military aspect of the film, Aramis Knight's portrayal of Bean, and how the Ender's Game movie will be dealing with the passing of time.
How militaristic will the environment be?  Will we be seeing the children treated like the soldiers they are meant to portray?  For all intents and purposes they are in boot camp for most of their adolescence.  Will we see the characters being broken down?

Funny you should ask.  We had a great visit with some online press who visited the set, and they got to talk to our actors.  Without giving too much away, they told great stories of not only going to Space Camp, but also having to undergo a form of boot camp with a no nonsense instructor who taught them how to march properly in unison and much more.  And when they screwed up they were ordered to do push ups!  They got in shape trust me.  It’s painful for my self image to see so many young kids with six pack abs.  Maybe I should go to boot camp next.
The actors we had the opportunity to talk to during our set visit Tuesday did tell us super fun stories about Space Camp and all the intense training they had to go through before Ender's Game started filming. We heard boyish tales of six-packs and six-packs having six-packs. There's no doubt that these kids were pushed to the limits physically and it's certain that all of their effort is really going to pay off on the big screen.
How is the film team approaching the great deal of wonderful internal monologue?  Voice-overs rarely translate well to the visual medium of film, so just wondering what types of mechanisms will be considered to convey the “important stuff” inside Ender’s head?

We have a muppet of the Colonel who narrates the whole thing from the future.  Oh, no wait, different movie.  I joke because that is a great question and I think Gavin would tell you that it was the biggest challenge he faced in composing his script.  It was also the most challenging aspect of the casting process.  So here we have two things that really make it happen.  First, we got such an unbelievable group of actors who can convey so much with their faces and body language… frankly, with their performances, which is something a book is denied using to convey inner emotion or thought. 

And secondly, of course, Gavin elegantly translated some of the inner thought into action or character decisions in his script — drama — and that allowed him to find natural places for the characters to speak about what they are going through.

How much of Bean’s story will we be hearing about?

Bean who?  Oh, Bean!  You should know how much Orson Scott Card advocated for as much Bean as we could muster, and really encouraged ways to make him pivotal.  You’ll decide if we succeeded!  I think we did. And we’re even more excited for you all to experience Aramis Knight’s fantastic portrayal of Bean.
Very exciting to hear that Bean will be playing such a pivotal role in the movie, especially as he is such a huge part of Ender's story: if you've read Ender's Shadow, you are aware of exactly how important he ends up being. Bean is one of Card's most dynamic, well-rounded characters and it's great to hear that he'll be getting his share of screen time.

Everyone has been asking whether or not the Ender's Game film is going to include aspects of Ender's Shadow -- does this perhaps answer that question?
How has the book been adapted to script to work with the ages of the actors?
Time has been compressed impressionistically.  Though we don’t specify how much time has passed, leaving it somewhat up to your imagination, it is clear that the time span is not as long as the book’s.

Is it still about using empathy as a weapon?

One of the great themes that is explored, in more ways than one, is how empathy can be seen as a weakness or a strength. How understanding an enemy makes you also understand their weaknesses.  And even how withholding empathy can also be a weapon.  The fact that the audience is going to want nothing more than for commanders to show these young people warmth and understanding, but that it has to be weighed against the fear of it being not in the young soldiers best interests in order for them to do what they have to do, makes for fascinating stuff.

The relationship between Graff and Ender is my favorite in the entire series and I'm really looking forward to seeing it explored on-screen. When reading the novel, the reader isn't allowed inside Graff's head very often: every seemingly cruel thing he does is mostly only seen from Ender's point-of-view. In the film, we will be able to see Graff's face when Ender turns around.

Could be really powerful stuff.

(Rather sad that Orci was kidding about the muppet.)

What do you guys think? Are you glad OSC pushed for Bean to be included as much as possible? What are your hopes for Ender and Graff's relationship in the film?

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EN on the "Ender's Game" Set

As some of you may already know, this past Tuesday I had the huge privilege of flying to New Orleans to visit the Ender's Game set and meeting the incredible people who have been working these past few months and years to bring this powerful story to the big screen come November 2013. So many lovely, busy people took time out of their day to sit and talk with us and I can honestly say I've never felt more welcome anywhere.

© 2012 Ender's Game Holdings LLC
I wish I could blog and blog about all of the amazing things I saw and heard, the craziness I was allowed to touch and poke at, and then confuse you all by waxing poetic on socks and Pop-Tarts. Unfortunately, at the moment, I have to keep it all to myself -- and, as I've seen their time-out room, I'm definitely not willing to risk it. ;)

All I can say is this: every single person I spoke to on Tuesday is a passionate, sincere fan of Card's novel. The professionals working on this project have such an intense respect for the heart and soul behind Ender's Game and I was blown away by the realization that "getting it right" is just as important to all of them as it is to all of us.

Now I'm back home, completely content and humbled by the fact that some people's imaginations are just so much bigger than mine, a feeling I will be carrying with me for a very long time.

526 days, guys. Somehow it never seemed quite so far away. :)

Edit:  Read more set reports from Cassandra over at the Ansible and Crystal from EnderNet, who were also also around to share in this crazy experience!

Gas Masks in "Ender's Game"

A local Michigan news source posted a fun article yesterday about a special type of gas mask produced by Avon Protection Systems, a Michigan-based company which specializes in "respiratory protection solutions." According to the article, the company's gas masks have gained popularity as props for Hollywood blockbusters and will be making an appearance in, you guessed it, the upcoming Ender's Game movie!

From the article:
Mike Hamner, Vice President of Operations says, "They're chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear masks. they're respitory protection for the troops."

It's no wonder Hollywood is calling, the dramatic looking gas masks are made for catastrophic events. A popular theme at the box office.

So far the Michigan-made products have been used in some big name movies like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Contagion, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The masks will also be in Enders Game with Harrison Ford.
Gas masks in Ender's Game? What will they be used for? Here's one guess:

At some point during the film, it seems likely we'll see some flashbacks, footage, or "vids" from the Second Invasion. When the battle was over and Mazer Rackham's men were about to search the Formic starships, none of them could have had any idea what they might find aboard. They would probably have dressed to prepare for all sorts of intense scenarios, scenarios that might have included ones which dealt with airborne toxins.

Is it possible that the soldiers would have beeen wearing gas masks to protect them from whatever could be lurking in the air around the dying Buggers? 

What do you guys think? Does anyone else have any cool ideas as to why gas masks will be making an appearance in the movie?

Comment and let us know!

Production Blog #9 -- Visual influences, Graff/Ender's relationship, and Orci's favorite scene

In last week's production blog post, producer Roberto Orci opened the floor for Ender's Game-related questions -- and I think he got what he asked for! Fans of the upcoming movie flocked to the post and asked tons of great questions, ranging from inquiries about the script, the score, and possible upcoming appearances at Comic-Con (which really needs to happen).

I told you which my favorites were last week. Here are the questions Orci answered yesterday:

The braille is intriguing!
Valentine asks:

As fans of the book, what is your favorite scene from the book? Do you have a different favorite scene from the movie?

I always loved the scenes within the Mind Game that Ender believes he plays for recreation in the orbiting battle school.  Part video game, part psychological test, and if you know the book, part something extraordinary that shouldn't be given away for those who have not read the book.  As for my favorite scene from the movie, we are still filming it so I haven't seen it yet!

Reuben asks:

Question to Mr. Orci — How has this production differed from past (and other current) projects? I'm especially interested to know how you feel about the cast's interactions and your feelings about the script, now that you see it ‘in action'.

Let's see.  Well first, though I have had some experience with bringing beloved stories to the screen that had intelligent and rabid fan bases like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, TRANSFORMERS, and STAR TREK, this is the first movie with a pre-existing fan base I have worked on that I didn't write.  This means I that got the chance to evaluate the material merely as a fan.  Gavin's script made me jealous, but it was also a relief that he had satisfied what I would want as a fan from a difficult adaptation.  Also, I have never worked with so many talented young actors who became friends so fast under such amazing circumstances.  Seeing Asa, who plays Ender, and Hailee, who plays Petra, floating high above the set and getting the giggles was amazing and frightening all at once.  They laughed for like twenty minutes, which as a producer on a clock eager to finish your shooting day can give you a heart attack.  But soon we all had the giggles, and the joy of it overcame the panic.

Chris Neumann asks:

What are the visual influences for the movie? Syd Mead or Star Trek? 2001 or Armageddon? Jon Berkey or Michael Bay?

Visual influences?  One thing I can tell you is that Gavin Hood is a gigantic Stanley Kubrick fan, and it shows.  And yet, in some of the Zero G battles, things are going on that Kubrick never had a chance to tackle.  The technology and advancements in film making available to us allowed us to realize a vision that is totally unique and modern while also being, as Harrison Ford calls it, one of the most emotional science fiction movies he has ever seen.

William Harley asks:

How much time is going to be spent on developing Graff's relationship with Ender? To me, those insights into the command level of the school really brought out the meaning of leadership and how to tackle the challenges that come up.

The relationship between Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and Ender (Asa Butterfield) is key to the movie's success.  Graff would love nothing more than to be Ender's friend, yet Graff can't always show it because he has to make it clear to Ender that in the event of another alien invasion, there will be no one available to help him.  Their relationship is simultenously heartbreaking and fun.

Paul2012 asks:

Is it a movie for adults, about kids, or a kids movie? I hope for the former.

Like the book, the movie Ender's Game is about young protagonists dealing with one of the most adult situations known to man: WAR.  We don't soft peddle it, yet we don't shy away from the fun of being in space and learning amazing new skills that we would all want to learn at any age.   
It pleases me to hear that Graff/Ender's relationship in the film is being protected and developed -- if I had one complaint about the book, it's that there was never really any closure between the two of them, at least not in Ender's Game. And I admit that even after the sequels (specifically Ender in Exile) I wasn't fully satisfied. Hoping to see something fulfilling play out on the screen!

Also, Roberto Orci's favorite scenes from the book are from the Mind Game. Do you think this increases our chances of seeing it appear at least briefly in the movie, or is he just playing mind games with us? :)

One more question: What's up with the braille on the name tags in the photo?  Is this something standard in the military or ... ? Speculate in the comments! :)

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Orson Scott Card Explores the Set, Records Voice-Over Role


Fans of the book, this is for you: Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card made a visit to the set last week and has nothing but praise for the actors, the sets, and the null-gravity work done by stunt coordinator Garrett Warren in the battle room.

And he wasn't just there to visit! Card stopped by the Ender's Game set to record a small voice-over role for the film: he will be the voice of one of the ships' pilots who makes a brief announcement to his passengers. The line, however, is not taken from Card's novel:
"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."
While sitting off-camera rehearsing his line, Card had the fortunate opportunity to observe a scene being filmed between Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) and was very impressed with what he saw:
"[T]hey 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.

The scene got more and more minimal as the takes went on. What had been an arm grab and a shrug became a mere touch on the shoulder and a single glance at the hand.

And the less they did, the better the scene became. What mattered was the timing – when Ford put his hand on Butterfield's shoulder, how long it took Butterfield to glance at the hand, how long before he looked away and when the hand was withdrawn.

When it comes time to edit the movie, the actors will have given the editor a vast menu of choices to get just the right effect.

On the set, however, it was wonderful to see how Ford and Butterfield responded to each other's timing. It was such a delicate dance – and they worked perfectly together."
Card had lovely things to say about the casting of Asa Butterfield as Ender, remarking that he Butterfield is "smart" and an "actor who happens to be young" instead of just a young actor.

"He's convincing as Ender Wiggin," Card wrote, "so if the movie doesn't work, it won't be Butterfield's fault."

During Card's 6-hour visit, he also took some time to tour the physical world director Gavin Hood and the production team have created, exclaiming over the beauty and design of the sets.
Again, they were not building anything from the book, so I wasn't seeing my ideas brought to life. Their job was to build the scenery dreamed up by Gavin Hood for his story, and they have done a wonderful job.

I love looking at well-designed sets – tough enough to be safe for the actors to work on, yet not wasting a dime on anything that won't show on camera. Haworth and Procter are a great team. [...]

The movie Ender's Game is going to look great.
However, it was the battle room that impressed Card the most: 
"[S]tunt coordinator Garrett Warren took what he learned from the weightless work he did on Avatar built on it.

There is a mechanism used for training gymnasts – a wheel they wear around their waists that allows them to rotate in space while suspended from wires. Warren used this on Avatar, which allows a great deal of apparent freedom of movement in space – once the computer artists have erased the wheel rig, you can't tell that there's any way a wire could have been attached. [...]

For the most difficult stunts, Warren brought in dancers from Cirque de Soleil. Being gymnasts by training, they tend to be small – they can bring off the illusion of children's bodies.

And they have the strength and training to do constant movements and poses that defy gravity, without ever looking as if they're working hard."
It wasn't only the Cirque du Soleil members who were working hard. The young members of the Ender's Game cast have also been spending hours and hours up on wires, perfecting their movements in zero-G and using muscles they previously didn't even know they had:
"Oh, how these kids suffered! I'm sure many of them had times when they dreaded each day's work.

But human bodies adapt, and by the end of filming, they were all in superb physical shape. They were good at these dancelike movements. They had acquired a complete skill set, along with the required musculature, to perform an art that, with any luck, they will never have to use again.

Their suffering on the wires in the battle room helped them bond into a team. On the wires, there were no stars, no grunts. Everybody had to learn the same skills, do the same moves. They were equals.

So filming the battle room did the same job for the cast that the battle room itself was intended to do for the young students in the fictional Battle School – form them into cohesive teams."
It's no wonder that the kids seem like great friends off-set; they have formed bonds in the battle room which will last well after filming is over, bonds which will be most certainly be visible on screen. And when it comes to Ender's Jeesh, what more could we ask for?

You can read Orson Scott Card's full set report here. Check it out -- it's very recommended.

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Are you guys relieved that OSC seems so pleased with what he saw on set? Does his remark about the many non-canon scenes alarm you? Let us know in the comments!

Speculation: "Ender's Game" and Possible Post-Production 3D

Back in March, we referred to an article from I Am Rogue, an entertainment and pop culture news site, which claimed Ender's Game was slated to be released in both 2D and 3D in 2013. The report was taken with a grain of salt, but it was the first time the possibility of a 3D version of Battle School had been mentioned and fans of the upcoming film found themselves engaged in the ever-popular 2D vs. 3D debate: some love the pop and excitement of 3D while others find it distracting and mourn the loss of color.

Today, The Hollywood Reporter published an article dicussing the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (which officially opens its doors tomorrow), the ever-changing use of 3D in films and the fact that, while 3D is by no means dying out, viewers are no longer satisified with a gimmicky, in-your-face use of visual effects on the big screen.

After discussing the many films which have gone the 3D route this year, the article went on to list those filming in the 2D format, Ender's Game being one of them:
And Sierra/Affinity's Ender's Game, the sci-fi epic starring Asa Butterfield of Hugo and one of the biggest sellers in Cannes last year, is currently shooting in good old 2D. 
As we all know, it is common for 2D films to be converted to 3D in post-production and, if this article is anything to go by, it seems that any 3D effects used in the movie will be added to Ender's world after filming has wrapped.

If this is true, it wouldn't be very surprising: in 2010, Digital Domain, the visual effects company behind Ender's Game, acquired In-Three (now Digital Domain Stereo Group), the studio responsible for developing the 2D-to-3D conversion process seen in Disney's G-Force and many action sequences in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Perhaps Ender's Game will be an opportunity for the visual effects studio to show off of the newest developments they've made to their dimensionalization software.

What do you guys think? Are you going to want see Ender's Game in 3D even if the effects are added post-production or do you plan to stick with 2D? What would make you change your mind?

Hopefully, the 3D question will be addressed in one of the upcoming Ender's Game production blogs. Fingers crossed -- and don't forget to head over and ask your questions if you haven't done so already!

Production Blog #8 -- the "Ender's Game" production team wants to answer your questions!

It's fairly clear that fans of the book have loads of questions concerning this Ender's Game movie currently filming in New Orleans, and here's your chance to have them answered! In the most recent production blog post, producer Roberto Orci has opened the floor for questions:


"I need you to be clever, Bean.  I need you to think of solutions to problems we haven't seen yet."

In Dragon Army, Ender encourages input. So do we. That's why we're opening this blog up to you, the readers.

Ask us a question about ENDER'S GAME — something you’ve been dying to know. We'll select our favorites (or as many as we can) from the comments section and start answering them.

Fire away!
People have already submitted some really fantastic questions over on the post itself. After browsing through them, here are some of my favorite topics:

- the Ender's Game score
- Comic-Con 2012/2013
- 3D vs. 2D
- on-set video blogs (seriously, what those kids must be getting up to...)
- Locke/Demonsthenes
- casting process

What about you guys? What are you most interested in knowing? Submit your questions over on the blog and, if your question is original and interesting, maybe you'll get an answer! 

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Ender News Battle School -- Launch Date: May 20th!

 Hey guys! Great news: color codes have been assigned, the dormitories are spotless, and every last flash suit has been deodorized. Battle School Armies launch on May 20th, 2012 -- in just 2 weeks!

In EN Battle School, everyone begins their career as a Launchie. Once you prove yourself capable, you will be assigned to an army where you will compete with other armies to reach the top of the scoreboard. Initially only a regular soldier, you will be able to earn points for your army and work your way up to Toon Leader or even Commander of your army by participating in periodic challenges (such as designing your own futuristic magazine cover or creating an Ender's Game-esque recipe) and, most importantly, scoring big in Battleroom Battles.

A Battleroom Battle is a timed trivia challenge based on Ender's Game book and movie (cast, crew, settings, news) facts.  Each army member will be asked to answer 20 trivia questions as quickly as they can -- but be careful! Every false answer adds time to your score, and it's your end time that matters.

A few example questions:
What is the name of the IF officer who interrupts the Wiggin family's breakfast? (Colonel Hyrum Graff)
How many other boys were in Ender's launch? (19)
Who is the actor playing Bean in the upcoming Ender's Game movie? (Aramis Knight)
So it's time to brush up on your Ender's Game trivia -- or to read the book if you haven't already!

Click HERE to read the full Army F.A.Q. and find out how to sign up before everything launches on May 20th.

Meet other Ender's Game fans and pass the time until November 2013 -- your new army is just 2 weeks away! :)

Production Blog #7 - A Bit of a Workout and Dragon Army

Ah, Wednesday. Back to the regularly scheduled program. :)

This week we've been given a look at what seems to be a few cast members hitting the mats and honing their physical prowess. I'd quite honestly love to see a photo taken about 5 seconds after this one:



Very hard to make out who's who in this photo but let's give it a shot. The cast in an arch from left to right:

Khylin Rhambo - Dink Meeker
Michael Provost - He's rumored to be Asa Butterfield's photo double.
Moises Arias - Bonzo Madrid. This could possibly also be Aramis Knight (Bean). Hard to tell!
Brandon Soo Hoo - Fly Molo
Suraj Partha - Alai
Chris Coakley - Friend of Stilson's
Caleb Thaggard - Stilson

There is someone hidden between Partha and Coakley but I could only guess as to who that may be.

It's possible the man in the back (middle) is either Garrett Warren or Mark Ginther, Ender's Game stunt coordinator and assistant stunt coordinator respectively.

The accompanying text:
You think your school was clique-ish?  In Battle School, you are part of an army, each represented by its own iconic symbol.  Lately, Dragon Army has come to be known as a repository of misfits and failures.  As a member of this unit, you’re supposed to live, breathe (fire?) and fight as one cohesive and selfless unit.  Success as one.  Defeat as one.  Unfortunately for Dragon Army, their reputation is the latter.

Ender will be tasked with restoring this tarnished symbol.  Will they follow him?

This rather leads us to believe that this is a picture of Dragon Army, but the photo seems to be entirely unrelated to the text, as well as rather old: Caleb Thaggard left the set weeks ago. Besides, Stilson and his buddy there could only dream of making it to Battle School. ;)

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