Petersen Off Ender’s Game Film

Wolfgang Petersen (“Air Force One,” “Troy,” “The Perfect Storm”) is no longer attached to direct “Ender’s Game” reports

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.”