'Ender's Game' gains three new cast members
'Ender's Game' finishes its casting announcements as the adaptation of the sci-fi classic moves forward in production
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Deadline says that Anozie will appear in Ender’s Game as Sergeant Dap, one of the military heads who oversees the training of children at the futuristic Battle School. In accordance with the wishes of Colonel Hyram Graff (Harrison Ford), Dap does not interfere when the success of cadet Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) invokes the rage of fellow student Bonzo (Moises Arias) – an event which ultimately pushes Ender further along his dark journey towards becoming an effective strategist and cunning warrior for humankind.Skip to next paragraph
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Despite the stop-and-go nature of the Ender’s Game movie since the early 2000s, it may prove for the best that the film has taken this long to materialize. After all, back when David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – well before they created the Game of Thrones TV series – were working with Troy director Wolfgang Peterson on a script for the project, the tentative plan was (reportedly) for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace‘s Jake Lloyd to portray the film’s protagonist.
Jump ahead to the present and that challenging role has received a major actor upgrade in the form of Hugo‘s Butterfield, along with a supporting cast that includes Oscar-nominated (and winning) talent such as Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, and Hailee Steinfeld. There have also been serious advances in digital filmmaking tools over the years, which will allow for a more convincing portrayal of the advanced technology in Ender’s Game. The Battle School’s zero-gravity combat simulations will likely be something to behold.
Sandy Schaefer blogs at Screen Rant.
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