Wolfgang Petersen (“Air Force One,” “Troy,” “The Perfect Storm”) is no longer attached to direct “Ender’s Game” reports io9.com.
An adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s acclaimed sci-fi novel about a child super soldier who plays a long simulation of Earth’s fight against the ‘bugger’ race of alien insects. As the ‘game’ wears on, he begins to lose his sanity and makes a final and devastating decision that has real world consequences.
No word as to why he’s left the project, but Chartoff Productions is said to be busy meeting with a slew of potential directors to replace him for a shoot starting in early 2009.
Author Card has apparently finished a draft of the script and is “already working to make it even better.”