James Horner Will Be Scoring Gavin Hood's 'Ender's Game' Adaptation
We've got some interesting news to report regarding one of my most anticipated movies this year - Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood, adapted from the beloved sci-fi novel written by Orson Scott Card. We have yet to see a trailer or any footage or much beyond a few photos so far, but I've got very high hopes for this. While we wait for more, Film Music Reporter (via SlashFilm) has announced another bit of news regarding who will be providing the score for the film. They report that it's James Horner, known for his work with James Cameron including Avatar, who landed the job on this new sci-fi film. Not my favorite, but he's good.
James Horner's past scores include some rather epic, awards-winning movies. Besides Avatar and The Amazing Spider-Man most recently, he also scored Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Cocoon, Aliens, Glory, The Rocketeer, Apollo 13, Jumanji, Titanic, The Perfect Storm, Apocalypto, Troy and The New World. He has an impressive filmography, but recently I haven't been that into the music he's made. The good news is at least we'll get an epic, fitting science fiction score to go along with what I hope is an outstanding movie.
70 years after an alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. "The relationship between [Harrison] and Asa [Ender] was very close, but he didn't overly befriend him off the set. He helped Asa by allowing that slight sense of intimidation to be there," explains writer/director Gavin Hood. Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's beloved 1985 novel of the same name, is written & directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, X-Men Origins) produced by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci. It also co-stars Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. Summit/Lionsgate will be releasing Ender's Game in theaters starting November 1st, 2013 late this year.