Gavin Hood is teaming up with Summit Entertainment to adapt Orson Scott Card’s Ender's Game, which is the fist novel in the series. Hood will not only pen the script but also direct it, while Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are onboard to produce it, and Digital Domain will co-produce it. The film is in pre-production and is currently set for release on November 01, 2013.

Ender's Game takes place in the distant future. The earth has been attacked by an alien force, after almost losing the battle the humans crushed the aliens. But now they have to prepare for the next clash. Children that the International Fleet (IF) feel have likely to become better military leaders have a monitor positioned in their neck. The IF is capable to see, hear what the monitored child sees, hears. From this primary monitoring they decide whether or not the child will transfer to Battle School where the future leaders of the IF will begin their training. "Ender" the youngest child of a family of geniuses is chosen to enter into the school at the age of six. His brother was rejected for being too cruel and his sister was rejected for being too kind. "Ender" exceeds almost all his peers in rank at an astounding rate. He shows brilliant intelligence, resolve, and physical skill. As he reaches the end of his training, he faces the aliens bravely.


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