Star Trek" Duo Tackle "Ender's Game"

2/05/2011 Posted by Admin

Star Trek" Duo Tackle "Ender's Game"

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

The writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci has cemented themselves as one of, if not the best, science fiction screenwriting team in Hollywood. The duo has penned "Transformers," "Star Trek" and also created the uber-sci-fi TV show "Fringe," and now they have another project to add to their resume.

According to MTV, after nearly a decade of being stuck in development hell, the duo are set to tackle the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel "Ender’s Game." While the film hasn't been officially green lit yet, the team joins director Gavin Hood on the project and from the look of their tweet, they are pretty excited about it.

Said Orci: "Ender's Game! Us(K/O), Oddlot and Gavin Hood taking his amazing script to the town! Who wants some?"

The story follows a child super soldier who plays a long simulation of Earth's fight against the 'bugger' race of alien insects. As the 'game' wears on, he begins to lose his sanity and makes a final and devastating decision that has real world consequences.

Wolfgang Petersen was previously attached to helm the film but withdrew and has moved through numerous different hands over the years.

Kurtzman is currently shooting his directorial debut "Welcome to People," which stars Chris Pine and Mark Duplass, which Orci is producing. The pair are also currently attached to numeros other projects in either a producing or writing capacity, including the "Star Trek" sequel, so it's unclear when the film would be released if it gets officially greenlit.

Either way, fans of the original story should be thrilled about these two handling the writing duties. Based on their past work, especially with "Star Trek," the two have shown they can do a great job at adapting an old title for a new generation of fans while also pleasing the original base.

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