Movie news portal Deadline is reporting that Summit Entertainment, the film company behind the Twilight series movie adaptations, has acquired the U.S. film rights to Orson Scott Card’s classic Ender’s Game series. Production is to begin immediately, with Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the Oscar Award-winning Tsotsi) directing and writing, based from a screenplay originally crafted by Card.
Reportedly, now that the Twilight movies are winding down, Summit is keen to offer a young adult franchise in opposition to the forthcoming Hunger Games film trilogy, which is set to launch in 2012. Hood has been working on the script to the adaptation for the past year and plans to present FX stills at the next Cannes.
Original Ender’s Game art by Sam Weber. Check out the process post for it here.