Ender’s Game Production Blog #12

The Enemy’s Gate is Down

The official production blog has just been updated, and this time it’s all about the production design team, Ben Proctor and Sean Haworth. They describe the “look” they were going for:

“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.”

It seems that they’ve both been fans of Ender for a very long time,

“For Ben, he read the founding short-story at age twelve, and has been a fan ever since. ‘Fans of the book will hopefully recognize what they’ve been imagining for years, but also be impressed with the level of detail.  And as a fan, you have an actual emotional reaction finally seeing the Zero-G action you’ve always visualized.’

As for Sean, having read the book in his twenties, vividly remembers not only the science and technology, but the terrifying human elements behind it all.

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

The blog ends with “Farewell… for now” which seems to imply that updates will not be as regular as they have been now that filming has ended. Continue reading the full post here.

Edit: Ender’s Game producer, Bob Orci, just confirmed via Twitter that this will be the last blog post.

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