New Peter Book (Update!)
Orson Scott Card has said that there will be a sequel to his new book
"Ender's Shadow." This book's title is Shadow of the Hegemon. It is scheduled to be released in December and it will be about Bean leading Peter Wiggin's armies to unify the world. Also, I believe it will be grouped with Ender's Shadow and Shadow's Child to form the Shadow Trilogy. Here is what Orson Scott Card said about it:
".... The sequel to Ender's Shadow, "Shadow of the Hegemon" (working title), will deal with Bean's relationship with Peter Wiggin as Peter uses him as his commander in the wars that are part of his effort to unify the world under one government."
Mr. Card has also recently released the first 5 chapters to "Shadow of the Hegemon". They can be found at http://www.hatrack.com/osc/books/hegemon01.shtml, or through hatrack.com
New Petra Book
Orson Scott Card has released the news that he will be soon working on a book that deals with Petra as the main character. The title as of now is Shadow's Child
Ender's Game Movie
- Chartoff Productions has bought the rights to Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game". Chartoff Productions is in association with Fresco Pictures. Chartoff has payed Card 1 million dollars already, and payed him another $500,000 to write the screenplay. Jake Lloyd, playing Anakin Skywalker in the new Star Wars Episode 1, is said to be possibly playing Ender. Orson Scott Card had this to say about the movie:
".... Because we have a child actor of extraordinary talent and intelligence who is interested (but has NOT signed on), I am free to write a script that isn't child-proofed. i'm on page 42, and it's got the emotional wallop of the book, this time at last. Once we have a finished script, the actor and his family and advisers will make their decision; if he says yes and signs on, then we're in a strong position to go to a studio WITHOUT having to get an "amateur" director whose first act would be to fire me and hire his pet writer(s) to turn Ender's Game into a remake of the Last Starfighter or S-Troop. Wish me luck on that, too. Still and all, I have great hopes that Ender's Game will be put together and filmed in time for release in the summer of 2000. I EVEN have a tiny dream of having both Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow filmed at the same time, with the same cast. And then released in successive summers. But ... only in my dreams. And because you're going to ask, that brilliant young actor that i'm hoping will play Ender is Jake Lloyd, who plays young Anakin Skywalker in the Movie of May. Not since Roddy McDowell have we had a child actor so capable of carrying the emotional weight of a powerful film on his shoulders."
- Other changes are the Valentine and Peter subplot of taking over the world is not included and Bernard's name was changed to Sebastian, to name a few. The script is 136 pages long, and said to probably last just short of two and a half hours long. Finally, Orson Scott Card hopes to do an Ender's Shadow movie simultaneous with the filming of Ender's Game, because the two are parallel novels/movies and the same actors/actresses should be in them. For more information go to this site for more information.