‘Ender’s Game’ Movie News Update: Film Cast, Crew Attack Author’s Anti-Gay Stance

from Latinos Post

 

The forthcoming “Ender’s Game” movie is one of the most anticipated of the year, but it is slowly also becoming one of the most controversial.

The original source material’s author, Orson Scott Card, has been vocal about his disdain for gay marriage, spurring a great deal of gay rights activistvism against the film. The reaction forced the hand of the film’s participants, all of which spoke out against Card’s behavior.

 

“I’m a little distressed by his point of view on gay marriage,” said film director Gavin Hood. “However, the book is not about that issue. So I hope people can still appreciate the book because I think he wrote a great book, and the themes and ideas in the book, I think, are universal and timeless and applicable, and I hope the book will still be appreciated as a great work of art, even though I don’t agree with the author. I optioned the book, not an author, and I love what the author said in that book.”

“I think it’s slightly bitterly ironic that those themes that are present in the book are not carried through on his particular view on gay marriage,” he added, considering that the idea of equality is a major theme in the novel.

Harrison Ford, who stars in the film, also had a few choice words for Card.

“None of Mr. Card’s concerns regarding the issue of gay marriage are part of the thematics of this film… I think his views outside of those that we deal with in this film are not an issue for me to deal with, have really no opinion on that issue…. I am aware of his statements admitting that the question of gay marriage is a battle that he lost. He admits that he lost it,” Ford told fans at Comic-Con. “I think we all know that we’ve all won, that humanity has won, and I think that’s the end of the story.”

“Ender’s Game” is slated for a Nov. 1, 2013 release date. It stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin

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