Though no casting has taken place yet, the Ender’s Game film adaptation has just received a release date from Summit Entertainment. The Gavin Hood-directed jaunt will come out in theaters on March 15, 2013. Orson Scott Card has released a statement about his hopes for the movie, and assures fans that while there is no way to get the entire book filmed, all of the book’s most important moments will make it on screen.
In regard to which young actor might be cast in the role of Ender Wiggin, Card is hoping for a no-name: “Whoever plays Ender will almost certainly be an actor you haven’t seen before, and with any luck, a child who has not gone through the soul-numbing process of being cute on camera. In other words, I hope it is a child who never had an agent, but who is very, very intelligent and therefore can take direction.”