How Ender Got to the Screen

Recommended: “Endgame: The ‘Unfilmable’ Ender’s Game’s 28 Years in Development Hell” by Matt Patches on Grantland.

Great quotes throughout the profile, like —

“I’ve always thought it was going to take years to get this movie made because it’s going to take the fans of the book who read it in their wonder years to grow old enough and be in positions of decision-making,” said Lynn Hendee, a producer of Ender’s Game who came onboard the project in the mid-’90s. Hendee was right.

And —

…When asked pointedly if he would consider writing screenplays based on his novels, Card replies, “I’m just as interested in stepping outside and beating myself with a hot rod of iron.”

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