If you know me at all, you know I’m a huge Orson Scott Card fan, with my favorite book of his always alternating between Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead. The idea for an Ender’s Game movie has been in Hollywood for years, at one point looking like Wolfgang Petersen would get it done. But that didn’t happen, and the story took another spin around Hollywood, until it landed in the lap of Gavin Hood. Hood’s main claim to fame is directing X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and acting in the Patrick Swayze version of King Solomon’s Mines. I liked Wolverine more than most, but the most important part of this adaptation is getting a script together that Card will like. He has stayed very hands-on to ensure the adaptation is true in theme to the books. If you want to read some of the casting call stuff, head over to io9 but be advised there are massive spoilers if you’ve never read the book. And if you haven’t, get thee to an Amazon (or B&N).
Update: Not only might it happen, there’s a release date: March 15, 2013. Wow.