Okay, I don't even know how to go about addressing this, because every time the possibility gets mentioned I get all squeamy inside. Like many geeks, I hold Orson Scott Card's novel Ender'sGame in only slightly less esteem than holy scriptures; I've got a collection of well over 500 books and Game easily sits near the very top of my list. Every now and then, rumors of an Ender movie surface and fans get very nervous. After all, the book centers around a space station full of six year old children -- and I defy any casting director to find that many kid actors to fill the roles of Dink, Petra, Hot Soup, Fly Molo, Alai, Rose da Nose, Bonzo, Shen, Crazy Tom ... the list goes on and on. For crying out loud, where will they ever find a kid small enough to play BEAN?

Right, I was supposed to be sharing some news with you. Director Wolfgang Petersen recently told Sci Fi Wire he remains very interested in turning Ender's Game into a film, possibly as his very next project. You can read his thoughts on the matter here.  While he may be very excited and eager, I'm still right at the squeamy stomach stage -- and I don't expect to be leaving this stage any time soon.
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