Summit Sets Ender's Game with Director Gavin Hood - Let the Fantasy Casting Begin!
Big news for fans of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series: Summit is reportedly co-financing and distributing a live-action adaptation, to be written and directed by Wolverine helmer Gavin Hood. Card's 1985 novel, based on his own short story, sets up a futuristic Earth in which youngsters are trained in war games to battle enemy aliens; it spawned five sequels and an entire spin-off saga, which means one thing: It's time to get your casting hats on!
OK, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Casting the entire saga right now would be crazy talk! Let's start with the Big One: brilliant young child prodigy Ender Wiggin, the kid at the center of it all.
For inspiration, may I point to the young kids from Super 8? Or, depending on how long it takes Hood to pull production together (Deadline reports that he's working on a presentation for Cannes), that talking E*Trade baby? What a talent. With a franchise like this it's safe to guess that Summit might search for an unknown talent to fill the role, but have at it in the comments below!