Aiming at PG-13 Rating
In a recent interview with IGN, Ender Wiggin actor, Asa Butterfield, openly talked about the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie. He debunked the rumor that the movie will include bits of ‘Ender’s Shadow’ and said that the production team is aiming at a PG-13 rating.
IGN: Can you talk about Gavin Hood’s approach to shooting those scenes and creating the zero gravity effect in the battle room? What kinds of stunts can we expect?
Butterfield: Those are surprisingly difficult to shoot. We had a lot of training, and a lot of talks with people who had been to space about what it’s like in zero gravity and how it affects your movements so that we could try and recreate it in the most believable way. Of course we’re hanging from harnesses, which aren’t the most comfortable things to wear, and we’re wearing Flash Suits ***, which also weren’t the most comfortable things to wear. So you were very hot and sweaty and stiff when you were up there and yet had to keep the movements smooth and fluid, which is what it’s like in zero gravity. So you have to keep your body loose, basically. But in order to stop your body from falling over in the harness you have to completely tense up. So doing all this whilst saying your lines is really hard. But we had a lot of training for it, and I’m pretty sure it looks good.
IGN: With such great characters, and so much story to tell, has anyone talked to you about the possibility of sequels?
Butterfield: Well I really hope there is. It lets me play Ender more, and I really love the character, but I think it depends on how well this film does.
Read the full interview on IGN to learn more about the battle room, visuals, shooting in zero gravity and more!
The ‘Ender’s Game’ film will be released in U.S. theaters on November 1, 2013.