Kurtzman & Orci Are Producing Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game' Movie
Sometimes Twitter really is a great resource for news. Bob Orci, @boborci on Twitter (which is an official account as far as we know), one half of the Alex Kurtzman/Roberto Orci producing and writing duo, wrote a tweet last night with a fairly big reveal. It read: "Ender's Game! Us(K/O), Oddlot, and Gavin Hood taking his amazing script to the town! Who wants some?" It was announced late last year that Tsotsi and Wolverine director Gavin Hood was now attached to the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's beloved sci-fi novel. I don't think they wrote the script, but they are supporting the adaptation and helping it find a studio in Hollywood.
Odd Lot Entertainment is producing and Gavin Hood came on to direct and rewrite the script, which needed some extensive polishing because Orson Scott Card himself is making sure it turns out perfect. He's said that he wants a "film where the human relationships are absolutely essential — an honest presentation of the story" and won't let it get made unless that's the case. I'm admittedly a fan and supporter of Kurtzman/Orci and loved their work on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, so it's exciting to hear these two are behind the project and helping develop it. They've got a lot of pull in Hollywood and can definitely make sure this gets setup at the right studio with the right budget, which is essential for an Ender's Game adaptation to turn out incredible.
Other than those details, this isn't a huge update, as they've yet to find a studio (as it seems). We'll continue to follow this closely. For more on Ender's Game, read the post on Gavin Hood's involvement from last year.
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Hodor11 on Jan 29, 2011
I've never read Ender's Game, but I do know Card saw Serenity and said if they could not adapt his book into a movie as good as that they shouldn't even bother. The fact that he is involved in production i9s a good sign, though.
Goukaryuu on Jan 29, 2011
I think it's impossible to create a worthy screen adaptation of this story, even with Card close by. I know it won't happen, but this idea should be thrown out and never completed. Like you say, Ender's Game is a 'beloved' creation that will just be ruined by a film adaptation. This makes me so very sad.
IanKuah on Jan 29, 2011
Took the words outta my mouth, no matter how good it is, it will never live up to what fans like me want in it. They should just stop now.
Cody W. on Jan 29, 2011
Agreed. Ender's Game works great as a book, but I can't see this being made into a worthwhile movie. Kurtzman and Orci are really good at writing movies that make no sense, but are really entertaining.
Matt Lathrom on Jan 30, 2011
I loved Ender's game and have been waiting a while to see someone try to adapt it.... I've since almost everything Kurtzman/Orci have done and loved it. Cant wait to see what happens
Sky on Jan 29, 2011
Awesome Source Material! Kid Action Star! Sound like a job for M Night Shyamalan Who's with me!
l.21 on Jan 29, 2011
He would be great, he could ruin the whole movie by writing his own twist ending! haha
Sky on Feb 2, 2011
lets see what they can do.
Anonymous on Jan 29, 2011
Yea, let's let him ruin another franchise please. Wolverine Origins anyone?
T_lynn4 on Jan 30, 2011
An OK book that will need to be heavily padded with 'bangs for bucks' to make it as an interesting film.
Nohomework on Jan 30, 2011
Ok book? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Bob on Jan 30, 2011
az on Jan 31, 2011
Is this that same "ok book"? 😉 http://home.austarnet.com.au/petersykes/topscifi/lists_books_rank1.html
az on Jan 31, 2011
It's Gavin Hood. It will be like Wolverine. He'll talk like he knows all about it and the movie will be garbage.
Theszurk3 on Jan 30, 2011
NO WAAAY!! OMG YESSSS!! FINALLY! Read this book clear back in 6th grade. Still love it. 😛
MapleStory on Jan 30, 2011
I am so stoked for this. Enders game has been my favorite book since 6th grade when i first read it. and with the guys who did Star Trek behind it, I think there is potential for this movie to be mindblowing.
Samwize on Jan 31, 2011
Glad the movie is being made. Even if Orson Scott Card is a sad sad homophobe.
Bob Ofenhagen on Apr 5, 2011
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