Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin To Play ‘Ender’s Game’

Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 30 Dec 2011 Comments: 0

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Harrison Ford may have just signed on to star in what may be another awesome film trilogy. Ford has officialy joined the cast of Ender’s Game. If done right, Ender’s Game could be one of the great Sci-Fi movies of all time, the book is certainly up there on top of the list. This will be Ford’s second alien film in a row, he starred in last summer’s Cowboys and Aliens. According to Variety, Ford will be playing Colonel Hyram Graff.

The film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic science fiction novel is being directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) from a script he wrote himself.

The film is being produced by Summit Entertainment who famously put the least effort possible into The Twilight Saga franchise. There’s going to be a lot of pissed off people if they screw this one up. Set in Earth’s future, “Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as a genius strategist recruited by the government to help destroy an insect-like alien race that once attacked Earth. Ender’s Game is set to open in theaters on March 15, 2013.

Abigail Breslin is also set to play Ender’s older sister, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) attached as the boy’s ally and friend Petra. Ben Kingsley in talks to play seasoned soldier Mazer Rackham. Additionally, Aramis Knight (Rendition), Moises Arias (Hannah Montana), Jimmy Pinchak (Let Me In), Suraj Parthasarathy, Conor Carroll (Away We Go) and Khylin Rhambo have signed on.

Knight will play Bean, a new recruit, Arias is Bonzo, commander of Salamander Army, Pinchack is Ender’s brilliant older brother Peter Wiggin, Parthasarathy is set as Alai, a recruit who befriends Ender, Carroll takes on Bernard, the leader of the new recruits and bully to Ender, and Rhambo will play Dink, a member of the Rat Army. As I’ve yet to read Ender’s Game I have absolutely no idea who these characters are, but the story sounds interesting and Ford’s involvement is definitely a plus. Production on the film is set to begin in early 2012 in New Orleans, with a release date of March 15th, 2013.
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