When “Serenity” hit movie theaters, author Orson Scott Card said that Joss Whedon was the ideal director for a big-screen adaptation of the iconic science-fiction novel, “Ender’s Game.”
Unfortunately, no one in Hollywood seems to be listening to Card.
The on-again, off-again development of one of the greatest novels (sci-fi or the otherwise) appears to be on-again. And the man who could bring it to screens isn’t Whedon but the director of “Wolverine.”
The L.A. Times reports that director Gavin Hood is attached to the project and is working on a re-write of the script.
The Times points out that this doesn’t necessarily mean that Hood will end up directing the project. However, it does mean he could direct it should this screenplay meet with approval and the project finally move out of development hell.
One thing in the film’s favor is that Hood is reportedly working with an independent studio on the adaptation.
Of course, even if the production does get off the back burner and into production, there’s still one big issue facing it–finding enough capable child actors for the film’s roles. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know what we mean.
And if you haven’t read the book, you need to do so immediately.