Ender’s Game producer Roberto Orci has posted a second production blog entry about production on the forthcoming movie alongside a teasing photograph.
Based on the award-winning novel by Orson Scott Card about a brilliant young strategist named Ender Wiggin, Orci said real world sets (as seen above) would play a big part in the movie aongside digital effects.
“If you think regular school is tough, try it in a rotating space station,” he said. “And by the way, do you have a hall pass for hall number 0058? Because if you don’t, you could end up scrubbing the showers. When you first arrive at Battle School, all you perceive is its utility, its functionality… that is until you enter the BATTLE ROOM, where there is no up, no down, and ZERO G’s.
“Movie making can become overly reliant on digital worlds, and nothing can replace a well-built set that you can see and touch and stand in the middle of, fooling you into thinking you are really there. Enjoy this small taste of Ender’s big world. We’ll see a lot more in the weeks to come.
The Summit film will be directed by Gavin Hood, released on March 15, 2013 and stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld.