Anybody who dares to call themselves a fan of science-fiction knows the story of Ender’s Game by heart. The story of Ender Wiggin’s rise through Battle School and eventual confrontation with the Buggers is one of the genre’s most beloved stories, and for good reason. Orson Scott Card became a household name after the first novel of many in the series, going on to add at least a dozen more tales to the timeline. Ender’s lifetime has been chronicled endlessly, as have the stories that surround his legacy and siblings, compassionate Valentine and savage yet intelligent Peter.
Despite the success of the initial novel, though, Ender’s Game is just now receiving a film treatment, almost thirty years after being published. Card himself has called the book “unfilmable,” although it seems he’s taken a different stance since he’s so involved with this version. His desire for artistic control will hopefully keep the film on the path that the book takes, but Card may also see it fit to make a few tweaks here and there.
Needless to say, if this interpretation is even half as good as the novel is, then fans will be more than satisfied. If you don’t feel like reading the novel, however, fellow writer Isaac Feldberg and I have got you covered, giving you a quick run down of what to look forward to when the film is finally released.
Here are a few reasons you should get excited for the big screen debut of Ender’s Game.
WARNING: Some spoilers ahead