Gavin Hood’s big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” is about to launch, with a slew of big names and smaller, unknown names boarding the sci-fi project that, at one point, didn’t seem like it could ever actually get made. Who knew it would take the guy who did the awful Wolverine movie to finally make it happen? Go figure.
Summit Entertainment is fronting the dough, and have signed up “Star Wars” vet Harrison Ford to play Colonel Hyram Graff, the man in charge of training the young recruits at an elite military academy known as the International Fleet, where our hero Ender Wiggin (“Hugo’s” Asa Butterfield), a boy genius, is conscripted into service in order to defend mankind against a hostile alien threat.
Also onboard are Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld, with the “True Grit” star playing Petra Arkania, Ender’s Battle School ally, while “Zombieland’s” Breslin will play Valentine, Ender’s beloved older sister back home.
Besides those three major names, also joining the cast are Aramis Knight, Moises Arias, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy, Conor Carroll and Khylin Rhambo.
Hood, who previously directed the off-the-mark “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie, will helm the sci-fi epic that has been long in the making. He’ll direct from a script he co-wrote, with Summit scheduling the film for March 15, 2013.
Via : Variety