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.