Kurtzman Talks Ender’s Game Movie

OSC Gives His Blessing

While doing press for Spider-Man, Ender’s Game producer, Alex Kurtzman spoke with Superhero-Hype. He had this to say,

We’re certainly huge fans of the book, too, so I think we felt extremely protective of it [...] I know that Gavin Hood, our director, really felt protective of it, and he wrote a beautiful script. Orson came in and gave us his blessing, which I think was a huge, huge thing for all of us. “

Now that Card has given his blessing to the production, how do you think the movie will sit with long-time fans? Tell us in the comments!

  • Drezdoesit

    I think if OSC is excited about the film then we have nothing to fear. I’m glad they took their time with developing the script. I am sure this will be nothing short of epic.

  • Rachel

    Gotta have an open mind. And an open heart.

  • http://twitter.com/Darian_Robbins Darian Robbins

    I know he said they have Card’s blessing of the script …I still don’t get that feeling from Card. I might need to see Card say that at a press conference or something. I read about his visit but even that seemed short of a full endorsement to me.

    • Boothby171

      I wonder: do these guys care about the fans, or just about expanding the fan base?

      • http://twitter.com/Darian_Robbins Darian Robbins

        Fanbase expansion, certainly. More fans = $$$$. Long time fans, still waits to be seen.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=624546088 Stephen Sywak

          As an active, outspoken, supportive, long-time fan, I can tell you I haven’t been feeling any of the love.

    • SamySam15

      Check out what he says in his own words… http://greensboro.rhinotimes.com/Articles-Columns-c-2012-05-16-211898.112113-Avengers-and-On-the-Set-of-Enders-Game.html  (scroll down past the Avengers stuff.) I think he approaches it from a really good place – he seems excited about it but accepts that it’s someone else’s vision of his work.

      • http://twitter.com/Darian_Robbins Darian Robbins

        I read that article,”blessing” still seems too strong a word for me.

        From the article:

        “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.”

        That sounds like he has made his peace with the process, but I don’t read a holy “blessing” of the script.

        I also offer this  quote “An Uncle Orson Reviews Everything Column” from April 19, 2012 in which he talks about “Bad Movies” in relation to a book called “Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes”

        “So even when you don’t have executives coming in and making insane decisions, or directors
        who take over a project and wreck it with their “creative vision,” or a series of writers who
        repeatedly throw out everything that worked in previous drafts, or other common horror stories
        – a movie can still fail.

        Read the post in full glory:


        NO, HE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT GAVIN IN THIS POST. But to me he speaks in a generality that relays his disappointment that they didn’t carry elements or scenes into the movie.

        Am I reading way to into it this. Surely. Until I see a press conference with Card, Orci, Hood, and Kurtzman slapping high fives to one another, I’m not convinced. Either way the footage is in the can, i’m still seeing the movie when it comes out.

        Just my two cents.