I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Ender’s Game (I’ve read the book itself a number of years ago) so to see this newly released picture from the forthcoming film has gotten me a little giddy.
The new image, by producer Roberto Orci from the film’s Production Tumblr, shows Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) and his monitor.
Orci said: “Though Ender’s world is one worth saving, it sometimes comes with a price. The novel was amazingly prescient about a great many things: remote controlled drone wars, the internet, the influence of blogging, hand held computing tablets like the I-Pad, and of course, electronic surveillance implants.
“Implanted tracking and monitoring chips are no longer a science fiction concept. They exist now. And one day, they may be as advanced as the monitor implanted into Ender, which allows Colonel Graff to ‘see through his eyes’ and know: HE’S THE ONE.”
Currently filming for a November 1, 2013 release, the Gavin Hood-directed adaptation also stars Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Breslin.