Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game' Adaptation Set for March 2013 Release
Holy crap, it's really happening! As long as we make it to 2013. That Ender's Game movie now has an official release date - March 15th, 2013. Just like The Avengers, this is one movie I thought we'd never see, but it's coming. Summit Entertainment, who is developing this, has set a number of 2012/2013 release dates (more below) and among them is Ender's Game, which now has that early March 2013 date. I'm always unsure about March movies, but I've been hearing some amazing things and have a feeling this could turn out great. Gavin Hood is directing, but still no casting info yet. A few more dates from Summit below.
Thanks to an update on Box Office Mojo (via SlashFilm) we have six dates for six upcoming Summit movies. Here's the rest of them: Step Up 4 (likely in 3D), directed by Scott Speer, on July 27th, 2012; Warm Bodies, the zombie romance from Jonathan Levine, on August 10th, 2012; Sinister, directed by Scott Derrickson, on August 24th, 2012; Now You See Me, the magician heist movie from Louis Leterrier, on January 18th, 2013; and RED 2, with no director set yet, on August 2nd, 2013. And of course, Ender's Game written/directed by Gavin Hood set for March 15th, 2013 as well - and that's their latest line-up.
Our last update on the Ender's Game adaptation was earlier this year reporting that Summit was getting the rights to distribute. Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is directing from his own script, with Star Trek/Transformers/Cowboys & Aliens writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci producing. It looks like things are coming together if they've set a release date. Ender's Game is the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi novel about a kid sent to fight a futuristic war. I've got very high hopes for this, even with Gavin Hood, I really hope it turns out awesome. We'll keep you updated on all of these upcoming movies.