Star Trek producers new plan to (finally) make Ender's Game movie

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

Orson Scott Card's military-sci-fi classic has been orbiting in Hollywood for what feels like eons, never coming in for a landing. But there's a new team behind the wheel, led by Star Trek's writer-producers: Can they succeed where so many others have failed?

This new team consists of X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood, who wrote the screenplay and is attached to direct, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who'll produce. This is the package that just went out to just about every studio in town, looking to snare a home base.

Warner Brothers tried to get Ender's Game—the story of a boy genius named Andrew "Ender" Wiggin who might be humankind's last, best hope for survival in a war against an alien threat, if only he can make it through the brutal Battle School first—off the ground about a decade ago with Perfect Storm director Wolfgang Petersen, but it fell apart.

Here's hoping the veterans of J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot camp can find a home for Ender—and get him to the silver screen as soon as possible.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)