If you’ve wanted to watch Ender’s Game but just couldn’t bring yourself to see it because of Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay ways, you can relax and give yourself permission to see the film. And that is because according to TheWrap, he won’t receive another nickle, no matter how well the movie does.
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.
That’s right, Orson Scott Card was paid ten years ago when he made the movie deal, and won’t receive any more money for the film. While it was rumored Card would be paid “escalators” (cash bonuses for box-office milestones) TheWrap assures us that just isn’t true.
So question: Free from the moral quandary of possibly giving Card the anti-gay ass-hat more money, will you go see the movie? Or has just the association of the film with Card convinced you to stay away from anything that might have Card’s name attached?