Set Insiders Reveal Scene Descriptions and More!
The Ender’s Game movie has been filming for little more than a week now, but there has already been some exciting news. First, read the most recent movie synopsis released in the press release,
“In the near future, a hostile alien race (Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Fleet (IF) Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers at Battle School. Ordained by Graff as the IF’s next great hope, Ender is promoted to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and humankind.”
Apart from labeling Ender as shy, we think it sounds great!
Now, you may have read the Ender’s Game Twitter feed and seen a lot of Ender’s Game cast tweets about “up in the air” or “zero gravity.” Our anonymous set insiders tell us that those tweets are about rehearsing battle scenes up in the air. Those scenes may have been shot by the time this news story is posted, but we know that members of the “Jeesh” were trained at NASA’s space camp from their tweets and the picture (above) of pins they were award for completing space camp, tweeted by Bean actor, Aramis Knight.
The first three days of filming were scenes from Ender’s public school, before he leaves for the Battle School. One insider describes a hallway scene where Ender is called to the infirmary (presumably to remove his monitor).
What do Ender’s Game “desks” look like, you ask? We wondered, with two product placement coordinators on the Ender’s Game movie crew (Adam and Cat Stone) if they would be using brand name tablets in the movie. Our set insiders say no.
“The main part of the desk is a piece of see-through plexiglass that is about the size of a 14″ laptop. The plexiglass also has slightly rounded edges. About an inch from the edges on the front of the plexiglass is a centimeter thick line painted on in silver. It is a slighty shimmery silver. Just inside this silver border on the bottom right and left hand sides there was a small circle painted (If the desk actually worked, these would be used as the joysticks). Around the entire edging of the plexiglass is a piece of silver plastic. This was also slight shimmery. It looked like an iPhone bumper except just a little thicker. I believe on one side it also included the emblem of the battle school. The back looks a lot like the front except without an emblem and also no joysticks.”
Our insiders suggest that they may look a little like this:
You can see more images of this tablet here.
That’s all for now, but keep checking the site for more Ender’s Game movie updates! Remember, if you have a tip don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re loving the infirmary scene, but what’s your favorite piece of recent news?