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Ender’s Game is a property that has been in development for what seems like forever. The last big attempt to make the film started in 2002 when Warner Bros. optioned it and eventually set Wolfgang Petersen to direct. That version died in 2009, at which point Odd Lot picked up the option and eventually hired Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Wolverine) to script. At the beginning of this year Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci added their clout to the effort.
Now Summit has signed on to co-finance and distribute a film based on the Gavin Hood script, and has set him to direct as well. Read More »
Young stars. Graphic violence. Complicated, massive battle sequences. There’s a laundry list of reasons why Orson Scott Card‘s seminal science fiction novel Ender’s Game has yet to make it to the big screen. Wolfgang Petersen tried it, and now Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is taking a crack at the herculean task along with big action/franchise screenwriters and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The pair, who wrote Star Trek, Cowboys and Aliens and the first two Transformers films, are set to produce Ender’s Game from a script by Hood and Orci recently talked to io9 about how exactly they plan on visualizing the essential, and complicated, zero-gravity battle sequences. Read his quotes after the break. Read More »
In September, it was reported that Gavin Hood, the director of Tsotsi and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was developing a big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s award winning 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game. The trades reported that Hood had rewritten a script that Card himself wrote and was developing the project to direct with a production company called Odd Lot Entertainment. Tonight Roberto Orci revealed on Twitter that he is involved in the project with writing/producer-partner Alex Kurtzman.
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If you are reading this site and haven’t read Ender’s Game, you should go out and do that right now. Seriously. I mean, it’s a precursor to so many books, video games and movies that we cover it would be futile to try and list them all. Unfortunately, though, this seminal work has always had a tough time finding its legs in Hollywood. But there’s a chance that might be changing.
Ender’s Game, an award winning 1985 sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card is the story of a a boy nicknamed Ender who, at a very young age, is chosen to go into space for Battle School. Battle School is a place where adults train gifted children to be military leaders for an imminent war using zero gravity war games, interactive digital simulations and a whole bunch of cold-blooded precision and aggression. Wolfgang Petersen was attached to direct a film version for several years before that finally died and now it seems Gavin Hood, the director of Tsotsi and X-Men Origins: Wolverine has rewritten a script that Card himself wrote and is developing the project to direct. Hit the jump for more. Read More »
Looks like Gavin Hood isn’t waiting around for Fox to sign him to direct Wolverine 2. Can’t imagine he’d relish the job even if it was offered. Instead, he’s looking to jump on a dog sled with Walden Media. The company is looking to adapt the book The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic, and is negotiating with Hood to direct. Read More »
Just ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray release of Gavin Hood‘s X-Men Origins: Wolverine in “the rest of the World”, here’s a couple of video interviews I carried out with Hood and Wolverine’s original creator Len Wein. They’re short, but sweet, and Hood’s comments in particular brought a smile to my face. I like him a great deal.
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Wolverine 2 is happening. But who’s going to direct? It might be Gavin Hood, director of this year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Or it might be someone else. At a recent press event for the DVD release of Wolverine Hood was on hand to talk about this year’s film with producer Lauren Schuler-Donner. Naturally, questions arose about the planned sequel. Read More »