Ender’s Game Week Update

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As a starter for the week and as we await the anticipating date of the screen adaption of Ender’s Game on November 1st 2013 here at Ender’s Game Fandom.Net we try to keep you notified and busy on anything and anyone Ender’s Game related.

Courtesy of Digital Domain Productions

During the month of September there was a big issue upon the special effects company Digital Domain Media Group Inc. (DDM), who is working on the special effects for Ender’s Game, filing for bankruptcy. The company was put up for a speedy auction on the 21st of September so to keep potential blockbusters on their scheduled production. Before the auction questions arose in concern of Ender’s Game. One was the possibility of schedule backup for the production. Two, the distribution of the Ender’s Game contracts to different buyers. Though, DDM was to be sold, the investment of the Ender’s Game film was to be included as a whole with DDM and the scheduling of production is to be kept on track. Finally, after a few days of negotiating and bidding Galloping Horses and Reliance MediaWorks acquired Digital Domain Media Inc. With Reliance MediaWorks receiving 30% and Galloping Horses the rest. Though, these companies have gained the Digital Domain Media company it remains unnoticed if they would keep the investment upon the Ender’s Game film.

As with the actors related to the Ender’s Game film here are a few updates that have popped up in my inbox:

Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies

Viola Davis has been in great busy days. Along with the recent release of her movie “Won’t back Down” featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, she can be seen up next in the romantic film “Beautiful Creatures” as Amma; which also features actress Emma Thompson, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” as Lillian Friedman with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy  and in the process of script editing and playing the biopic of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

Moises Arias can be heard as the voice of Antonio in “Despicable Me 2” and is in post-filming as Biaggio in “Toy’s House”.

Sir Ben Kingsley has also touched down on a few great roles which add on to his resume of epic characters. He is currently in production on one of the two following movies, “The Physician” as Ibn Sina; which also includes Stellan Skarsgård or “Iron Man 3” where he plays villain The Mandarin. He has also signed on to play Dr. Rank in Charles Huddleston’s adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” also featuring actress Jena Malone and King Harod in “Mary Mother of Christ” with Peter O’Toole and Odeya Rush.

Hailee Steinfeld is a busy bee. Very active on her twitter page and just starting her long journey in the movie industry she is set to play Violet in “Can a Song Save Your Life?” alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Juliet in Carlo Carlei’s adaption of Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”, Minerva in “Why We Broke Up”, Princess Rosamond in “Sleeping Beauty” and London Lane in “Forgotten”.

Courtesy of Hailee-Steinfeld.net

Harrison Ford has included himself in a fifth movie of Indian Jones which has just been announced and no set release date has been confirmed. In a list of post-productions he will play Branch Rickey alongside Christopher Meloni in “42” and Jock Goddard with Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth in “Paranoia”.

Khylin Rhambo can be seen on the TV sitcom “The First Family” which will air October 5th.

Abigail Breslin has in works a number of films. “Perfect Sisters” who she plays Sandra, “Innocence” as Beckett, Lisa in “Haunter”, and Jean Fordham in “August: Osage County”. Also, she has been in works with music and her band CABB, recently featured in Stargroves single “Westfjords“.

Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak has also been in the music biz working on his own album and treating us with some peeks to his single “Tell Me”.

So as we cross off the days on our calendars we can fill in our time with the releases of the many and varied projects the actors have in works. From films to TV episodes to music the long wait will pass us by like a fly.

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Ender’s Game Blog: Production Designer Duo

In the aftermath of production on Ender’s Game we tend to look back at the process that got us (yes, production crew, cast and us, the fans) to this point. That is what the new update on the Ender’s Game blog is all about.

Ben Procter and Sean Haworth — our amazing Production Designer duo — were tasked with bringing a difficult piece of Science Fiction to life… and they were more than up to the challenge.

Together, they created a unique blend of technology and humanity that made the ENDER’S GAME sets eventually seem like home.

As a duo, they played to their strengths, mixing a strong Illustration and Visual Effects Art Direction background (Ben), with the application of a physical set build and Art Directing (Sean).  It turned into a symbiotic “divide and conquer”, and the results speak volumes.

When asked about the Formic worlds both Ben and Sean’s replies are given with such excitement that “Even in a short conversation, their excitement for the project is tangible.  And it certainly helps that they were already fans of the novel.”

Ben describes his interest in the two cultures of Human and Formics:

“We tried to imbue the spaces and vehicles with a gritty, engineered realism that would help sell the seriousness of the training our hero kids are going through. The visual style of the Formics, on the other hand, needed to be both exotic and beautiful to represent a society not deserving of extinction.”

They were already fans when working on the film. Ben “read the founding short-story at age twelve, and has been a fan ever since.” As for Sean, he read the book later in his twenties deftly remembering the “science and technology” but as well as the horror of human elements behind the story.

“I was torn between wanting to be Ender but never having to be faced with that kind of a future,” he said.

I think we all had that feeling at one time.

Sadly, for the time being this update is the last for the blog as tweeted by Roberto Orci.

So, as the Ender’s Game Blog ends the post “Farewell… for now.”

Ender’s Game Production Wraps

Well, it looks like almost all, if not all, actors have finished filming their parts for the movie.  There may be a couple still out there that possibly need to do a scene or something (this is all speculation on my part, according to what I’ve been reading on tweets), but everyone is pretty much done.

What’s cool about watching these novels, especially ones with a young cast, get done is that the actors really seem to appreciate the time spent with each other.  Twitter has given them a way to express it so to their fellow co-stars, whilst letting everyone else who may be interested know about it as well.  Case in point:

So, now that production is done, you may wonder why we still have to wait more than a year for the movie to come out.  Well, it was originally planned to come out in March of 2013, but the studio moved it up to November 2013 for their own marketing and financially appealing motives.  However, despite that, yes, it still takes a while to get everything in place during post-production, especially when it comes to a sci-fi movie that will seemingly rely on CGI effects for a portion of the movie.  That being said, they now have plenty of time to get everything in place and in order.  And seeing as these kids are so happy to have been involved with the whole process, I really am excited for us to enjoy the movie as much as they enjoyed filming it.

Asa Butterfield, Aramis Knight, and othes go to the zoo!

Adorable Twitter pictures!

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It’s great to know that the cast is bonding! They are all so adorable, I just can’t stand it…ugh.

Another reason why this movie is going to be absolutely amazing.

These kids are so charming. (: