Hugo's Asa Butterfield as been offered the lead in Ender's Game
Posted by: Zack Bruce
It will be interesting to see how Martin Scorsese’s turn to the family genre will do with film viewers. HUGO looks like it will be something different for kids as well as their parents. The film also has two intriguing child stars as leads: Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield.
Butterfield is getting another chance to take the lead in another film. This one is an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s ENDER’S GAME. This was mandatory middle school reading about that was set on Earth after an alien attack, when gifted children are recruited by a government desperate to fight back. A young boy emerges as a genius strategist, and the planet’s best hope to destroy the alien Formic race. Though this sci-fi award winner is a great novel for kids, it’s also got some really strong messages beneath the underlying plot.
Gavin Hood (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) will direct the adaptation with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing. Summit Entertainment plans to release the film, March 15, 2013.