Could Ender’s Game finally be coming to the silver screen? Old school Maniacs (Cinescapers) will testify that they heard rumors of an adaptation of the Orson Scott Card book dating back to the website’s early days in the mid ’90s. We flash forward a dozen opportunities later to the present day and the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames reports the latest charge to bring the character to light is coming to fruition, with Odd Lot Entertainment tapping director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to rewrite the screenplay and possibly direct the feature.

Plot Concept:  A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Source: