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Harrison Ford Defends New Movie Ender's Game

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10/10/2013 9:06 pm
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Harrison Ford Defends New Movie Ender's Game

Heather Maloney

Staff Writer

It is a well-known fact that Orson Scott Card, the author of the novel Ender’s Game, has controversial political views. Harrison Ford, who is starring in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel, has recently addressed any concerns moviegoers could have regarding the author’s political views. Speaking to The Guardian, the veteran actor said, “This movie doesn't address any of those issues. It was written 28 years ago; it's a very impressive act of imagination that he could predict the Internet, and that he could predict drone warfare… There is nothing in the film or the book addressing his current dispositions, or prejudices. We care about the positive aspects of the story we are telling.” Card’s recent political activity has been difficult to ignore. His anti-homosexual stance is widely publicized and has polarized some of his readers. In addition to his many political commentaries speaking out against homosexuality, Card became a member of the board of directors for the National Organization for Marriage in 2009.  This group campaigns against same sex marriage, although Card did subsequently resign in 2013. Earlier in the year an LGBT group, Geeks OUT!, talked about a organizing a boycott of the film. Director Gavin Hood spoke about how Card’s views actually caused him to hesitate in making the film. “It's well known Orson Scott Card and I have different views on the issue of gay marriage and gay rights... It has been a real dilemma for me: I love the book Ender's Game, it's all about tolerance and compassion, and understanding the other.”  Card did not take part in the Ender's Game film panel at San Diego Comic Con in July 2013. Ender’s Game will be released to movie theatres on October 25, 2013.


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