Ender’s Game Considered One of the Great Books About To Become Movies
Cinema Blend has published a list of the most recommended books about to become movies that you can choose to read this summer… and Ender’s Game is on the list!
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
Status: Set for release in November 2013.
Who’s involved: Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield (starring), Gavin Hood (directing), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (among the producers).
Why you should read the book first: My own interest in sci-fi reading was especially limited when I first picked up Ender’s Game, but despite my lack of space-interest, the novel hooked me from the first chapter. The story is set in the future and follows a child named Ender Wiggin, who’s recruited to attend Battle School, a space-set training facility where children study and play games to prepare for a battle against an alien race. While the premise proves to be suspenseful and easy to follow, at its core, Ender’s Game is a story about a child set up as an underdog, whose compassion, intuition and tactical genius makes him especially likable and a fascinating character to watch. It’s a story that, if done right, could make for a great movie. If you’ve already read the book, try Ender’s Shadow and see how the story goes from the perspective of one of Ender’s trusted companions, Bean.
What other great based on book movies has Harrison starred in?
|The Mosquito Coast (1986)|
|Rating: 6.6/10 (18,621 votes)
Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Paul Theroux (novel), Paul Schrader (screenplay)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts
Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Released: 26 Nov 1986
|Plot: An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ...|
An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher and with nature are only small obstacles to his obsession. Based upon a Paul Theroux novel “The Mosquito Coast”.
|Presumed Innocent (1990)|
|Rating: 6.9/10 (24,644 votes)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writer: Scott Turow (novel), Frank Pierson (screenplay), Alan J. Pakula (screenplay)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia
Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Released: 27 Jul 1990
|Plot: When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.|
When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder. Based on Scott Turow’s bestselling novel “Presumed Innocent”
|Extraordinary Measures (2010)|
|Rating: 6.5/10 (12,463 votes)
Director: Tom Vaughan
Writer: Robert Nelson Jacobs, Geeta Anand (book)
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger
Runtime: 106 min
Released: 22 Jan 2010
|Plot: A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.|
A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children’s rare genetic disorder. The screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs is based on Geeta Anand’s book The Cure