Hugo’s Asa Butterfield Offered Ender’s Game

Ender's Game Novel CoverOrson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” is actually happening. No lie.

Summit Entertainment is not only making it, but word is they’ve now offered the lead role of Ender Wiggin to young Mr. Asa Butterfield, the star of Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” movie, which for some reason features Scorsese dabbling in 3D because, hell, what says 3D like a movie about two kids running around in a train station? Nothing, that’s what!

Gavin Hood, the director of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, will helm “Ender’s Game” for Summit, which has already scheduled the film for 2013.

No clue what “Ender’s Game” is about? Read this:

Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien species also known as the “Buggers”). These aliens show an ant-like group behavior, and are very protective of their leader like ants protecting their queen.

In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world’s most talented children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.

Now you know.

Asa Butterfield in Merlin

Via : Deadline