The all-star film version of Orson Scott Card’s classic ‘Ender’s Game’ has been pushed back from it’s original release date. ‘Ender’s Game’ was originally set to release on March 15, 2013. Now, according to Collider, Summit had decided to push the film back to a holiday release on November 1, 2013 instead. That will put ‘Ender’s Game’ up against another sci-fi film that week when it will face off against Roland Emmerich’s ‘Singularity’.
Summit gave no reason for the decision to move ‘Ender’s Game’, but the original release date would’ve placed it square in the middle of a slew of fantasy and sci-fi films including ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’, ‘The Host’, and ‘Jack the Giant Killer’. So it’s quite possible that the holiday release will give the film a better shot at gaining some attention from the mainstream movie-going audiences.
‘Ender’s Game’ will be directed by Gavin Hood (‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’) and stars Asa Butterfield as the title character of Ender Wiggin. Butterfield will be teaming up with his ‘Hugo’ co-star Ben Kingsley for the film. Also starring will be Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
I, like many comic book fans, abhorred ‘X-Men Origins’, but I love Hood’s ‘Tsotsi’. That story of crime and redemption gives me hope that Hood can do ‘Ender’s Game’ justice on film. What do you think? Are you ready to see Orson Scott Card’s classic story on the big screen? What do you think of the casting so far? Comment below and let us know.