With Hugo due out next month, young Asa Butterfield is likely to become a lot more in demand, and so it seems Summit Entertainment wants to get in there first as they’ve offered him the lead in Ender’s Game, according to Deadline. It isn’t known if he plans to accept the offer yet.
Ender’s Game is based on the award-winning sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, which revolves around a government program where gifted children are trained to prevent an imminent alien attack. They square off in a game described as a mix Quiddich and Star Wars’ light saber duels. Butterfield has been offered the title role of Ender, who emerges as a brilliant strategist and may be Earth’s best hope to defeat the alien scourge.
Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is set to direct Ender’s Game from his own adapted screenplay. It isn’t known when production may begin on Ender’s Game, although Summit Entertainment has already issued a March, 2013 release date.
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