“Ender’s Game” may have a director….again.
We’ve been through this before with the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic science fiction novel Ender’s Game. Wolfgang Peterson was attached to the project for a while, then finally bailed back in 2008. Now it seems a new filmmaker has climbed onboard and reinvigorated the development. Gavin Hood, director or the spectacular South African film Tsotsi and the decidedly unspectacular X-Men Origins: Wolverine has signed on and is “developing the project as director.”
Tsotsi was so good that I’ll give Hood a pass for the mess that was Wolverine, seeing as that later project was clearly marked by excessive studio intervention and focus-group pandering. More than anything, I just want to see an Ender’s Game movie, and while I’d love for a top tier auteur to sign on, it’s been so long that getting an inconsistent talent like Hood is better than nothing. We’ll see what happens what this, but for now there is hope that Card’s classic will eventually meet the silver screen.