Twilight folks to do Ender's Game?

Looks like Summit, the studio that brought us (and continues to bring us) the Twilight Saga adaptations, will be the next studio to try to adapt Orson Scott Card's classic 1985 SF novel Ender's Game, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine director Gavin Hood at the helm.

The last attempt to bring Ender's Game to the screen imploded in 2008, when the project was at Warner Brothers and being developed by Das Boot and Troy director Wolfgang Petersen.

Now, on the surface, this might look like it could be pretty bad news: the studio bankrolled by sparkly teen vampires making a hard-hitting story of little kids trained for war against an alien enemy directed by the guy who made a so-so entry in the X-Men series. But Hood has also made some pretty emotionally rough dramas, like the Oscar-winning Tsotsi and Rendition. Also, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, two of the minds behind the recent Star Trek reboot, will be producing.

So ... fans of Ender's Game, is this good news? Bad news? Or just a setup for another adaptation that will have the plug pulled on it?

(Via Variety)

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