[Movies] Producer Says Ender's Game Follow-Up Could Be an Original Story
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.14.2014
It may not follow the books...
While Ender's Game wasn't a flop on the level of 47 Ronin, The Lone Ranger or R.I.P.D., it failed to bring in a profit for Summit Entertainment and its future is in doubt. Still, a potential follow-up is still being speculated on (and possible a TV spin-off), but according to Roberto Orci it may go in some unexpected directions.
Speaking with CraveOnline, Orci--who produced the first film--said that he isn't sure whether a sequel would be based off of Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead because he isn't sure about the rights.
"They have rights to certain... books," Orci said. "I'm not sure which ones, and it's two companies so I'm not sure who controls [Speaker for the Dead]."
He added, "It could be potentially original because in Speaker for the Dead you pick him up when he's already a man. There might be an in between step if that happens...That's why I think the rights that they worked out is it could either be one of the books or it could be original or a mix so that you can do what you need to do for a movie."