Kurtzman & Orci Are Producing Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game' Movie

January 29, 2011
Source: Twitter

Ender's Game

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.

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  • Hodor11
    Fucccckkk YIZZZAHHH
  • Goukaryuu
    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.
  • IanKuah
    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.
    • Cody W.
      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.
    • 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.
  • Sky
    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
  • l.21
    Awesome Source Material! Kid Action Star! Sound like a job for M Night Shyamalan Who's with me!
    • You MUST be joking....... right?
      • Sky
        He would be great, he could ruin the whole movie by writing his own twist ending! haha
  • Anonymous
    lets see what they can do.
  • T_lynn4
    Yea, let's let him ruin another franchise please. Wolverine Origins anyone?
  • Nohomework
    An OK book that will need to be heavily padded with 'bangs for bucks' to make it as an interesting film.
  • Theszurk3
    It's Gavin Hood. It will be like Wolverine. He'll talk like he knows all about it and the movie will be garbage.
  • MapleStory
    NO WAAAY!! OMG YESSSS!! FINALLY! Read this book clear back in 6th grade. Still love it. 😛
  • Samwize
    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.
  • Bob Ofenhagen
    Glad the movie is being made. Even if Orson Scott Card is a sad sad homophobe.




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