HUGO star Asa Butterfield is the top choice for the lead in Odd Lot Ent.'s adaptation of Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME, reports Deadline.com. 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.