It's official, Director Gavin Hood is working with a screenplay adaptation of Ender's Game written by Orsan Scott Card staring Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyram Graff, Abigail Breslin as Valentine Wiggin, Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin. Ender's Game The Movie is scheduled for release on March 15th, 2013.
This book ranks as one of my all time favorites and fans every where have waiting up to 25 years for this movie every since the book was published 1985.
|Asa Butterfield, a perfect fit as Ender Wiggin||Abigail Breslin as Valentine Wiggin||Aramis Knight as Bean||Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak as Peter Wiggin|
|Hailee Steinfeld as Petra||Brendan Meyer as Stilson||Conor Carroll as Bernard||Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker|
|Moises Arias as Bonzo||Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham||Harrison Ford rumored as Colonel Hyram Graff|
For anyone unfamiliar with the book, it comes highly recommended as winners of both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Set in Earth's future, the humans have barely survived two conflicts against an Insectoid type alien race known as the the Buggers. In response, extremely talented children are recruited and installed at a military installation called Battle School where they participate in war games to determine which great minds have the best potential to lead humankind into victory over the Buggers.
They book is listed in the Library of Congress top 100 recommended reading list as well as the Marine Corp top 10 reading list especially targeting Marine Corp Officers. The book is also rumored as required reading for an intelligence agency within the UK.