Hey folks, Harry here the latest in the seemingly neverending trials of bringing Orson Scott Card's wonderful ENDER'S GAME to the big screen. I can't wait for Wolfgang Petersen to do this one. This could be a great great film.
Orson Scott Card said the following in his Hatrack forums (direct link: Orson's Hatrack!), regarding changes being down for Ender's Game, and acknowledging the difficulty using child actors:
1. We compress the action of the book to one year, and the youngest of the characters (Bean) is about nine or ten.
2. It's very hard to work with child actors, but it can be done, as witness the stellar performances of every child actor in Peter Pan and Finding Neverland.