Hugo's Asa Butterfield has signed on to star as the lead character in Ender's Game, Odd Lot Entertainment's adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 sci-fi novel.

The futuristic tale will follow a gifted young gamer with an almost preternatural capacity for strategy and logistics who is recruited by the government to help battle an insect-like alien race.

Harrison Ford is being eyed for the adult lead role of Colonel Hyrum Graff, the Commander of Training for the International Fleet, an elite boys' military academy, but nothing has been set.