Gavin Hood, the director of Ender's Game, says he disagrees with Orson Scott Card's views on gay marriage.

The group Geeks OUT has been calling for a boycott of the film over Card's anti-gay views and his support of groups that oppose gay marriage.

Until recently, Card, who wrote the book the film is based on, was a board member of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality.

After the Supreme Court ruled on the issue in two cases, Card pleaded for Geeks OUT to drop their boycott.

“Now it will be interesting to see whether the victorious proponents of gay marriage will show tolerance toward those who disagreed with them when the issue was still in dispute,” he wrote.

But the group rejected the plea, saying that nothing is “more democratic and tolerant than a consumer boycott, rooted in the ideas of free market accountability.”

“A lot of journalists have been saying to me, you know the movie is obviously very different to what Orson Scott Card's current political views are on the issue of gay rights,” Hood told “I feel strongly the same, he and I happen to hold opposite points of views on this issue.”

Ender's Game “seems to be at odds with his views now.”

“I think everyone will agree that one of the great things about the book is its themes of compassion and tolerance to the 'other.' It's all about you cannot understand somebody until you've walked in their shoes, and you must in order to be able to engage with them.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Ender's Game stars Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. It is set to open in the United States on November 1.