Summit Entertainment's sci-fi adaptation Ender's Game is still in production, working towards its new release date of November 1, 2013. Producer Roberto Orci updated his production blog with two new entries, which include set photos featuring the monitor implant on Ender's neck, and a look at his room back on Earth. Click on the photos to access our growing gallery, and read on for production updates.
"Though Ender's world is one worth saving, it sometimes comes with a price. The novel was amazingly prescient about a great many things: remote controlled drone wars, the internet, the influence of blogging, hand held computing tablets like the I-Pad, and of course, electronic surveillance implants. Implanted tracking and monitoring chips are no longer a science fiction concept. They exist now. And one day, they may be as advanced as the monitor implanted into Ender, which allows Colonel Graff to "see through his eyes" and know: HE'S THE ONE."
"The more futuristic the world, the more invisible its technology. So why shouldn't Ender's room look just like any normal kid's room? And not every future is a dark dystopia. The world that Ender lives in is a world worth saving. That's why he is willing to leave his family to go into an orbiting Battle School and risk not seeing his sister, Valentine, again until they are both adults. That doesn't mean this world doesn't have rules. Ender's parents had to get permission from the state to have a third child, and if Ender ever had any doubt if he was unwanted, his mother and father's shock at having their son recruited to be a future leader and transferred to space makes it clear to him that they've always loved him. They know that when Ender leaves the safety of his home, they will not be able to protect him any longer. We will keep your room for you just as you left it, Ender..."
Ender's Game was released November 1st, 2013 and stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Aramis Knight, Suraj Partha. The film is directed by Gavin Hood.