Ender’s Game seems to be going well, as it’s currently in production down in New Orleans. Even the production blog has been updating fans, with some very teaser-filled photos already being released. With a release set for March, everything definitely appeared to be going smoothly. However now, it seems Summit Entertainment has noticed a hiccup, and the sci-fi adaptation has now been delayed until later in the year.
The studio revealed (via ComingSoon) that Ender’s Game has been pushed from a March 2013 release date until November 1st, 2013. There are no specifics as to why this is happening, but most likely it’s due to the visual effects work. Revolving around war, space, and an enemy Alien race, it always seemed as if the film would have some extensive CGI. Perhaps the nearly eight month delay is to focus on that once one the filming wraps.
Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abagail Breslin, and more, Ender’s Gameinvolves talented pre-teen children, including Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Butterfield), discovered by humanity’s military International Fleet, who are trained for battle against the alien insectoid Formics (“Buggers”) invading earth. Ordained by Graff (Ford) as the IF’s next great hope, Ender is promoted to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Rackham (Kingsley) himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and humankind.
Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film could be the first of a potential new series for Summit Entertainment, who bids adieu to their paranormal romance drama Twilight later this year. The novel series has had 12 books published in 17 years, with two more set to hit shelves later this year. While the chronology of the books is a complex one, there are plenty of options to turn the sci-fi property into a possible trilogy, if successful.