A New ENDER’S GAME Hits The Market w/ Gavin Hood, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci!


Long in , but with major additions as of late – rewrite/direct, and & to direct, the blockbuster series of sci-fi novels from , may finally come to life, as Oddlot Entertainment and Kurtzman/Orci begin to shop the new ENDER’S GAME package around town!

The project will be finding it’s way into every , including the previous owners at Warner Brothers, over the weekend, and into next week.

But, before that, a quick look at the history.

1985 – The original book – “Ender’s Game” is published, and followed by a number of other books in the series, with the only other one tightly tied to the original being “Ender’s Shadow” which was published in 1999, and is a “parallel” novel (meaning it takes place at the same time, and includes the same events as the original “Ender’s Game”.

  • 2002 –  Warner Brothers buys the rights to “Ender’s Game” and “Ender’s Shadow” and commissions to adapt.
  • 2003 – Card turns in his final draft.
  • 2003 signs on to direct.
  • 2003-2006 – Writers such as ,  , , and do rewrites for Warner Bros. The conflict and restraints of “green-screen” vs. “Budget” a continual debate and issue.
  • 2007 – With no forward progress on the project, Petersen exits.
  • 2007 -2008 – Warner Bros. spends the next year trying to find a replacement director to tackle the sci-fi tale. Lots of names are mentioned, rumored, and said to be in talks, including , and , but none ever came to fruition.
  • 2008 – In November, Warner Brothers’ option expires on the property. The project is considered dead.
  • 2008 (one month later) –  Oddlot Entertainment picks up the rights, and Card goes to work on a new script.
  • 2009 – Card turns in his final draft of the “new” script.
  • 2010 – In September, Oddlot hires director to rewrite, and direct the project.
  • 2010 – In November, Oddlot Entertainment joins forces with producers & .
  • 2011 – In January, with a package that includes Writer/Director Hood, Producers Orci, Kurtzman, and , and the blessing of Card (who despised the drafts previously done by Warners after his) Oddlot is set to find a new home for what could very well be one of the next big sci-fi epics.
  • 2014 – New “Ender’s Game” film finally hitting theaters?

All we can do is wait… and see.



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