Star Trek writers and Wolverine director pen script to Ender's Game

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We knew Wolverine: Origins director Gavin Hood was attached to a big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, but now the word is that Star Trek/Fringe scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are shopping the script around Hollywood.

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On Friday, Kurtzman tweeted, "Ender's Game! Us(K/O), Oddlot, and Gavin Hood taking his amazing script to the town! Who wants some?" An Ender's Game film has been in development for a while now (Wolfgang Petersen was attached to the project at one point), but having the writing team behind Transformers and J.J, Abrams' Star Trek on board will likely assuage any worries that a film version of Card's award-winning novel won't be marketable.

[Spotted on Screen Rant]

DISCUSSION

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Jane, you ignorant slut.

Any faithful rendition of this book would be child pornography on film. And two rather crucial character deaths would almost inevitably be left out. Not to mention the various credible threats very young children make to quite literally kill each other. And the animal torture.

I'm quite happy to leave it as an unfilmable but very entertaining young adult book. I'd rather that than have some watered down "marketable" version.