Connect with us

Film News

‘Ender’s Game’ Adaptation Will Be Shorter Says Gavin Hood


The eagerly waited adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel ENDER’S GAME looks set to have a big chunk of the story missing with the story set to span over one year, instead of the plot starting from protagonist Ender Wiggins young age, director Gavin Hood has revealed.

ENDER’S GAME originally begins with the main character, Andrew ‘Ender’ Wiggins as a gifted six year old who is then recruited to attend Battle School. The book then follows the protagonist through to Command School at the age of 10, then to his colonization of a previously alien planet years later after leaving.  Speaking in an interview, director Gavin Hood said:

“The decision was made very early on to compress the time period into about a year, so that we could have the same actor from beginning to end.”

Hood did reveal that despite the large chunk of time missing, the adaptation of Card’s 1985 Sci-Fi novel will still have the book’s dark ending, and he does not plan to change the story.

Do you think the shorter time scale will change the story?

source: Hypable

TV and Theatre Nerd who will always try and give you a good opinion, unless it is something to do with Bloc Party, then it will be completely biased. Favourite films include: HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, ALMOST FAMOUS AND MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Thomas

    Jan 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    The impact of the novel came from him being a KID, a six year old child genius who does things a 6 year old is normally not able to do. And growing with him. Seeing him mature and struggle and become all the better. There’s always the book, but seriously, if you want your movie Adaptation to be great and INTERESTING, then keep those elements . Otherwise it’s just another young adult facing off with aliens. So YES it does. Not to mention the dynamic between Peter and ender is extremely important. It’s part of the sole reason Ender does what he does. He doesn’t want to be Peter but continuously finds himself doing Peter like things. Then again Gavin’s OK with those dynamics. Wolverine was a messy flick even tho I liked the wolvie/sabretooth dynamic…. Maybe I’ll just wait for a trailer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest Posts


More in Film News