Summit Entertainment has acquired the rights to a science fiction novel entitled, ‘Ender’s Game.’ Gavin Hood is set to write the script. Mike Fleming from Deadline reported that “Summit, which is winding down its Twilight Saga series, is co-financing ‘Ender’s Game’ and eyeing it as an opportunity to hatch another youth-driven series, with protagonists that are slightly younger than the kids in the upcoming ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy. It’s another opportunity to discover young talent, because the protagonists in the film are just entering their teens.”
The storyline behind ‘Ender’s Game’ begins on Earth after an alien attack. Gifted children are recruited by a desperate government intent on fighting back. The kids are taught a competitive game that tests their skills, and only the best and brightest are chosen. A young boy emerges as a genius strategist, and the planet’s best hope to destroy the alien invaders.
The plan is to start production on this film by early next year so be sure to keep checking back with us as we’ll keep you posted when more information becomes available.