“Ender’s Game” Rights Bought By The Twilight Folks

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05.02.11 5 Comments

Summit Entertainment (the people you can firebomb thank for the Twilight movies) has acquired the rights to Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (who will be one of the producers, so at least there’s that).  The screenplay adaptation and directing will be handled by Gavin Hood, who was previously responsible for Tsotsi and for a movie that totally never happened called “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” but that movie never ever existed anyway la la la I can’t hear you.  Summit appears to be looking for another kid-centered series since they’ve milked Twilight for all the abstinence parables and tanned abs they can.

The book was about gifted children being trained as military strategists on a future Earth where we are at war with an insectoid alien race.  I don’t know why I’m bothering to mention the book since Hollywood is probably going to change it into something unrecognizable.  As a Deadline commenter astutely points out:

Abandon all hope.

Dear Fans,

You might love this book.

But all Hollywood sees is “Harry Potter in Space”.

FML.

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