‘Ender's Game’ Lands at Summit Entertainment

Gavin Hood is directing this adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel which centers on a group of kids with superpowers who are assembled by the government.
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‘Ender's Game’ Lands at Summit Entertainment

Ender's Game lands at Summit Entertainment Summit Entertainment is in negotiations to distribute Ender's Game from writer-director Gavin Hood.

Ender's Game started out as a 1978 short story by Orson Scott Card, which was expanded into a full novel in 1985. The story takes place after an alien invasion, with the government recruiting children with special abilities to take on the alien onslaught. The children compete in a game which is described as a cross between Harry Potter's quiddich and Star Wars' light saber battles.

Gavin Hood will direct from his own script which is adapted from the Orson Scott Card novel. Gavin Hood won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar with Tsotsi in 2005, and made his studio directorial debut with X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009.

We reported in February that Gavin Hood was shopping this sci-fi project to the studios, and it seems Ender's Game finally has a home at Summit Entertainment.

Ender's Game was released November 1st, 2013.

Sources:Deadline

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  • moviemaniac66 • 4 years ago

    I had the first long time ago but i lost it before i could read it. It looks like i will have to pick up another copy before this film hits theaters.

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    • cupid • 4 years ago

      @skywise Am sure as well, but thats how it go's.

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      • skywise • 4 years ago

        @cupid It is my least fav in the series but it has a cool little twist at the end that i am sure will be ruined for you long before the movie comes out.

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        • cupid • 4 years ago

          I've got no idea what this is about and it doesn't sound all that interested but i'll wait for more on this.

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          • movie-nut • 4 years ago

            Didn't we hear months ago that the Halo movie just went through a similar situation with Dreamworks? I'll be handing out complementary grains of salt at the door.

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            • skywise • 4 years ago

              @kaneford just curious, what was your fav book in the series? Mine was Xenocide becuase i just adore Jane. I know that one is a bit heavy on the philosophical side of Card but that is sort of what i love about those books.

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              • kaneford • 4 years ago

                Hahah nope, but we did talk about it lol. We hate "Wiggin" though and think it should have been left as "Wiggins" before OSC changed it :(

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                • skywise • 4 years ago

                  @kaneford that would be hardcore.

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                  • skywise • 4 years ago

                    @kaneford did you give his middle name as Wiggin?

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                    • kaneford • 4 years ago

                      dammit! we just named our baby Ender two months ago. now everyone is going to be using the name probably. ugh.

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                      • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                        @diaigma I know right? I was beginning to think that I'd have nothing tp be excited for in 2013 but now this.

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                        • skywise • 4 years ago

                          Love the Ender Series, i just hope they dont end it here and allow Ender to grow up and become the man he does in the series. The first 3 books at least would be great but then if you have Xenocide you have to have Children of the Mind.

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                          • diaigma • 4 years ago

                            @dan1 - understandable, but I was made aware of Gavin writing the script from the novel's author himself, who is working very closely with Gavin--kinda rare in Hollywood these days. If you haven't read the book, it's one of the few "must reads," in my opinion. Marvel just did a graphic novel adaption, since I know that's more your thing. Great way to pass the time on those shifts of yours ;)

                            @jptheredskull - this is great. My most anticipated lineup is fixed for the next three years. Tintin -2011, Hobbit -2012, Ender - 2013. Love it!

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                            • nautical05 • 4 years ago

                              SWWEEETTTT GREAT BOOK. CANT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE

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                              • jptheredskull • 4 years ago

                                @diaigma I'm with you. Been waiting a long time for this. Kinda thought it would never happen.

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                                • mad82 • 4 years ago

                                  Great book...they better not mess it up!

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                                  • Faiella • 4 years ago

                                    I've read all six books in the Ender series, but then I read a lot, both modern and classic literature. Very good science fiction; I did not know a film was in the works.

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                                    • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                                      FInally! Wish this was a movie a few years back so I wouldn't have had to read the book for school. I mean, what is Ender's Game about again? A 6-year old kid who's incredibly smart and kills people? Sorry if I'm completely off base here, just voicing my opinon that I did not like the book (even if I'm remembering it wrong).

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                                      • shuabert • 4 years ago

                                        I haven't read Ender's Game yet, but I know it's quite beloved among sci-fi fans.

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                                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                          @shuabert Maybe so. As I said, more info and a trailer may change my mind. I'm not an unreasonable fellow. Well, I can be, but whatever :P

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