Originally Posted by daryl zero
I'm not sure it would be possible to make a live action version of this with kids the same age as in the book (similar to Game of Thrones).
Yeah, that's a good point. It would take an exceptional group of young actors - mature beyond their years, especially Ender who would have to be brilliant - to accurately portray the boys in the book. They're rare. I hate to say it, but casting slightly older kids who can act may be the better part of valor. But they should be as young as they can get them. It's a challenging casting process but if you really wanted to do it, you could probably find the right cast at close to the right age.
That's an important part of the book. How young these kids at the Battle School are, how important it is to identify the leaders early. And Ender is the youngest of all which makes it all the more difficult.