Producers of the film Ender's Game
have made the claim that Orson Scott Card, who wrote the book the
film is based on, “won't profit” from ticket sales.
A proposed boycott of the film over
Card's anti-gay views and his support of groups that oppose marriage
equality have put a damper on the movie's upcoming November 1 release
in the United States.
Until recently, Card was a board member
of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most
vociferous opponent of marriage equality.
In an effort to head off the boycott,
producers have been scrambling to distance the film from its author.
reported: “But multiple sources from both inside and outside
the companies that produced the Ender's Game film –
distributor Summit Entertainment, visual effects company Digital
Domain and book-rights holder OddLot Entertainment – tell TheWrap
that Card's fee has already been paid through a decade-old deal that
includes no backend.”
The outlet goes on to report that Card
was paid $1.5 million in 1996 to option the book.
However, there is no mention of whether
Card would profit from sequels to Ender's Game. According to
early reviews, the movie's plot leaves open the possibility.
Scott Card's anti-gay marriage views at odds with Ender's Game,
says Gavin Hood.)