The project is based on a book from Orson Scott Card and is set in a future where the Earth is under attack by an insect-like race. Mankind has created a battle school to train fighting forces. In this environment enters Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a kid who is tormented by bullies and an older brother, but proves to be a master at a three-dimensional, zero-gravity laser tag-like game. That sets him on a path as a possible savior of the human race
Ben Kingsley will play a legendary war hero presumed to be long dead.
Production set to start in February with a 2013 release date.