Ender’s Game has already been a wildly popular book and comic, it seems destined to be just as popular on the big screen… sadly, we are just going to have to wait a little longer to see it happen.
The film was initially slated for a March 15th, 2013 release, but now they are going to shift it away from serious contenders like Jack the Giant Killer, Oz The Great And Powerful and, Neil Blomkamp’s Elysium in favor of a more holiday friendly start. Of course, now it will have to contend with Thor Two and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Film is currently in production and stars Asa Butterfield Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
Here’s the Amazon.com Synopsis of the book:
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is. [Amazon]