Hey folks, Harry here... Orson Scott Card's ENDER'S GAME has had a long and storied journey to the silver screen. In fact, we've been talking about it here on AICN... for pretty much the entire history of AICN. I was most excited about this project when it was in Wolfgang Petersen's quill... The project never came to be though. The Orci & Kurtzman saddled up - and Gavin Hood, who was once a director of great esteem with TSOTSI... before the dark days of WOLVERINE. The wanton blandness of that dreck has filled me with "freshly kicked syndrome" which makes me nervous about this.
Today, Summit released their first still, which features Harrison Ford as Col Hyrum Graff and I believe that's Asa Butterfield as Ender! That's right Hugo Cabret himself! I think this shot looks pretty bland.. especially to be the FIRST SHOT of the film shown. The story has immense potential... I just hope Gavin can capture it and has the support needed to knock this one out of the park. Like a great ENDER'S GAME should. Here's Ford just itching to whip out the FINGER OF DOOM, but for now it seems safely holstered. Just remember, he has a habit of firing first.