There have been new pictures posted on the official Ender’s Game blog, and fans of Orson Scott Card‘s books are all creaming with excitement! Especially given that the film won’t be released until November 2013, a little bit goes a long way.
We have here a picture of Ender’s monitor. Roberto Orci, a producer on this project, included a description with the photo:
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.
And this is Ender’s room.
The more futuristic the world, the more invisible its technology. So why shouldn’t Ender’s room look just like any normal kid’s room? And not every future is a dark dystopia. The world that Ender lives in is a world worth saving. That’s why he is willing to leave his family to go into an orbiting Battle School and risk not seeing his sister, Valentine, again until they are both adults. That doesn’t mean this world doesn’t have rules. Ender’s parents had to get permission from the state to have a third child, and if Ender ever had any doubt if he was unwanted, his mother and father’s shock at having their son recruited to be a future leader and transferred to space makes it clear to him that they’ve always loved him. They know that when Ender leaves the safety of his home, they will not be able to protect him any longer. We will keep your room for you just as you left it, Ender…
Additionally, a bunch of super fan geeks at Ender’s Ansible actually went through the photograph of his room piece by piece and broke down everything that’s in there. Hat’s off to the design team who put a lot of thought and detail into their set design! Check out their website for the whole list of all the stuff they found in the picture.
What are you guys thinking so far? Do things seem to be on the right track, are these things the way that you envisioned them?