Tuesday, August 08, 2006

OSC comments on some changes from the novel (Potential Spoilers)

On Hatrack, OSC briefly mentioned that he's considering writing a new version of EG, and a change he's had to make for the sake of it being a movie:
Ender's Game, while at the moment it is still my most popular, is not my best novel. I've learned a few things since writing it . Indeed, after working on the screenplay, I'm soooooo tempted to create a completely new version of Ender's Game that includes some of the really cool stuff that I've come up with for the film script. (While still not be a movie novelization - for instance, I still like having Ender meet the hive queen on another planet, not on the asteroid Eros, but for the film there's just no way.)

8 Comments:

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Panoply-Kith said...

I really hope that a script is written soon because I really want a movie to be made about this book.

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger Lucifer said...

I think that if you change too much (i.e. Merging Graff and Mazar) it would disrupt the story. Enders Game was an expertly crafted, extreamly captivating and enthrauling book in that it was not perfect, damn close, but it did leave you wanting more. But life does that.

So tweak away, but beware of killing the story that you so delicatly sculpted.

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Darth Petra, Hegemon of Gondor said...

If he changes it, I'll kill him.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger Darth Petra, Hegemon of Gondor said...

And if Dakota Fanning is Petra, I WILL kill him. she is SO wrong for that role.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Saintjives said...

I've been teaching my night school literature class for 8 years and "Ender's Game" has always been a staple that the kids universally love.

I'll second the motion that the time for teasing is over that Orson and Co need to get on with it.

I understand the incredible amount of work that goes into projects like this, and I also wouldn't want Orson to rush it and mess up a truly interesting and dynamic story, but come on!

Two generations of students are waiting!

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Julia said...

I think "tweaking" a story to make it better is all right as long as it's done by the same author. I would be disappointed if much of the story was changed though.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger b-ryce said...

Are you guys crazy!!! Let him change the original?!?!? NO WAY!!!

Doesn't anyone remember how George Lucas changed star wars and everyone hated it? And how Steven Spielberg changed ET, and everyone hated it? And how VW changed the bug and everyone hated it?

Don't you see? All the classic are imperfect, but thats part of why we love them! We don't want a new novel! We don't want changes! Han shot first!

--Bryce

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Nilis said...

I think the movie would ruin the book, this is just such an excellent book, and is made up of quite a lot of imagination, I don't think the movie will live up to standards at all.
But if they are going to do it, hurry up with it, I want to see if my predictions are correct, and see how well they do. It probably will be a good movie, but not the right one!
This rumour has now been going on for a long time, I wonder if they will ever actually finish the movie, let alone start it.
Good luck to all the people involved if you do create it.

 

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