'Ender's Game' Finally to Go to Screen?
According to the L.A. Times, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE director Gavin Hood is delevoping Orson Scott Card’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel Ender’s Game as a motion picture.
The 1985 novel has been in development as a feature film on and off for years. In 2009, author Card announced that the project, based on his screenplay, was most likely dead.
Now it appear that independent production company Odd Lot Entertainment has enlisted Gavin Hood to revise Card’s most recent draft, and is tentatively attached as director.
The novel, an expansion of Card’s 1977 short story for Analog Magazine, deals with young Andrew “Ender” Wiggins. He’s made to attend the the Battle School, where children study warfare through various activies, including elaborate simulated wargames against the alien Formics, who have decimated Earth forces. Going on to Command School. Ender wins these battles, destroying the enemy fleets and bases — only to discover that these games were real, as were the deaths on both sides, for which he is ulitmately responsible
Ender Wiggins’s saga in told in the novels Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender in Exile, which cover a span of over 3000 years.