Enders Game Movie May Be Back On Track

Orson Scott Card’s acclaimed novel about trainee soldiers of the future taking part in VR wargames has a new director attached (but maybe not as director)

According to The LA Times , independent production company Odd Lot Entertainment is pushing ahead with the film and has signed up a big name Hollywood director to work on the script. Which gig-name Hollywood director? Wait for it… Gavin Hood. You know, the guy who directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine .

Look, okay, that film had its detractors, and Hood might seem a step down after Petersen (who seemed so perfect for film like this), but before Wolverine , Hood actually had a pretty good reputation as a low budget filmmaker, and won a Oscar in 2005 for his foreign language film Tsotsi. So hey, let’s be too hard on the guy (and Wolverine had its moments… the credit sequence was impressive).

Anyway, the LA Times article points out that his, “level of involvement doesn't mean a filmmaker will wind up directing a film, of course. But for a project that’s struggled as much as this one, it's a start.”

So, will we finally see a film version of Ender’s Game , or will its time in development hell end up more of an endless game?

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.