Odd Lot Entertainment is in the process of adapting Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game to a a motion picture, and today, the cast is starting to take shape.

According to Variety, Asa Butterfield, hot off Hugo has been cast as the title character, and rumor has it that Harrison Ford is in talks to play Colonel Hyrum Graff, the Commander of the Training for the International Fleet.

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.

Gavin Hood of X-Men Origins: Wolverine fame is directing the movie, which is currently scheduled for a March 15, 2013 release.

via Variety

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3 Comments

  1. November 30, 2011 at 9:49 am — Reply

    This book was phenomenal. I was getting excited about the film adaptation as i read down the article. Then I read the last paragraph. Have lost almost all hope. Hood could barely handle the VFX work in Origins, how could he possibly handle the massive CG that would be involved in this?

  2. November 30, 2011 at 11:04 am — Reply

    I agree Gavin Hood is not my first pick to do Ender’s Game. Still, his work on Tsotsi remains his best. Wolverine was also saddled by the bizarre compulsion to fit every other X-Guy into the title character’s solo outings. So maybe he’ll pull it off – but personally I just don’t see it.

  3. LucasBishop
    December 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    I concur. I’ve been excited about an Ender’s Game films for a decade and the choice for Ender seems great. (Although Haley Joel Osment in his Sixth Sense days is almost how I envisioned Ender to look.) What Gavin Hood did to X-Men Origins (specifically to Deadpool) was just unforgiveable. I would hate to see a potentially epic film franchise fail in its first outing, due to the director’s failings.

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