Summit Entertainment is in talks to co-finance and acquire the U.S. rights to the live-action, sci-fi film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel “Ender’s Game” says Variety.
The story follows 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.
The on-again, off-again project has gone through numerous iterations over many years with various scribes and directors having a shot at trying to get the project off the ground.
The film picked up steam again late last year when filmmaker Gavin Hood (“Tsotsi,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) came onboard with a re-write of Card’s most recent script and attached himself as director.
Odd Lot Entertainment then started shopping around a package in February and it looks like someone has finally bitten. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Gigi Pritzker, Linda McDonough, Card and Lynn Hendee are all set to produce.