By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com
A lot of us have some pretty fond memories of hearing our teachers read aloud in class, but here’s at least one kid who wasn’t impressed. A middle school teacher in South Carolina is now under investigation for reading to his class from a sci-fi novel that a student and parent complained was “pornographic.” And here’s the kicker: the book in question has been read by middle school students everywhere for years.
So what piece of highly offensive, edgy reading material did this teacher read that caused a kid to get so testy? Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula-winning 1985 novel that’s been a fixture in American schools for 25 years now. Continue reading
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Looks like Summit, the studio that brought us (and continues to bring us) the Twilight Saga adaptations, will be the next studio to try to adapt Orson Scott Card’s classic 1985 SF novel Ender’s Game, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood at the helm.
The last attempt to bring Ender’s Game to the screen imploded in 2008, when the project was at Warner Brothers and being developed by Das Boot and Troy director Wolfgang Petersen.
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Orson Scott Card’s military-sci-fi classic has been orbiting in Hollywood for what feels like eons, never coming in for a landing. But there’s a new team behind the wheel, led by Star Trek’s writer-producers: Can they succeed where so many others have failed?
This new team consists of X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood, who wrote the screenplay and is attached to direct, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who’ll produce. This is the package that just went out to just about every studio in town, looking to snare a home base.
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