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Producer Gigi Pritzker: "We felt a real responsibility to the material and to the fans."

Crain's Chicago Business published a great interview today with Gigi Pritzker, the Ender's Game producer who just recently returned from Europe after spending over a week promoting the film abroad.

She calls Ender's Game a story that has "held the test of time" and explains how the film adaptation is a very personal project for her and her nephew. Listen to her cute how-it-initially-came-about story below!



From the article:
"It's about stories. It's why I do theater, why I do film," she says. "With technology we can do all sorts of cool stuff. But unless you have a really good story being done by really great actors, people aren't that interested."

Ms. Pritzker says she and director Gavin Hood were "super-cognizant" that the huge fan base of "Ender's Game" would be scrutinizing the film's adaptation. "We felt a real responsibility to the material and to the fans."

But books are not movies. In the book, the pivotal zero-G battles take place in a room with no windows. "Had we made that into just a room, a box, we would have lost an enormous opportunity," she says.
20 days to go, Launchies. :)
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