In a Variety report confirming that HUGO star Asa Butterfield will star in ENDER'S GAME, the trade pub reports that Harrison Ford is being sought for the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff, the Commander of Training for the International Fleet. Originally Viggo Mortensen was approached about he passed.
Based on Orson Scott Card's novel, the story follows young super-intelligent gamers who are recruited to use simulators to fight back against alien attackers.
Gavin Hood (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) is the director. K/O Paper Products' Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Odd Lot’s Gigi Pritzker and Linda McDonough, Card and Lynn Hendee are producing. VFX firm Digital Domain is co-funding the production.
Summit Ent. has set March 15, 2013 for the film's release.