This week Ender’s Game finally began filming in New Orleans after being delayed for nearly a month.
The movie, starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin, started shooting at Easy Studios in NOLA on Feb. 27. The studio is located in the Michoud Assembly Facility, on Old Gentilly Rd in New Orleans East. It was also recently used for G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Ender’s Game is based on a series of young-adult books by Orson Scott Card. Here is the movie’s official synopsis:
“In the near future, a hostile alien race (Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Fleet (IF) Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite. Ender easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers at Battle School. Ordained by Graff as the IF’s next great hope, Ender is promoted to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and humankind.”
Filming is scheduled to continue in Louisiana through June 8. If you spot Ender’s Game, or the movie’s stars, in New Orleans, let us know at [email protected]!