Synopsis: 70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Thoughts: With the success of The Hunger Games, movie studios went thumbing through their local Barnes and Noble to see what other series were out there that they could turn into the next big franchise. Orson Scott Card’s young hero Ender Wiggin might be a nice answer to Katinss Everdeen and the first trailer for Ender’s Game hints at a film with high ambitions…and high stakes. Nabbing a doggedly choosy Harrison Ford (42) to star was a big coup for director Gavin Hood and it’s never a bad thing to have Ben Kingsley (so enjoyable in Iron Man 3) and Viola Davis (Beautiful Creatures) on hand should you need some extra gravitas. Will Ender’s Game be the beginning of something great…or will it be another non-starter? The film’s distributor, Summit Entertainment, also produced The Hunger Games so the outlook is positive.