James Horner has signed on to score the upcoming sci-fi tentpole Ender’s Game. The film based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card is adapted for the screen and directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men: Wolverine, Tsotsi). The movie stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a genius strategist recruited by the government to help destroy an insect-like alien race. Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Aramis Knight, Moises Arias, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, Suraj Partha, Conor Carroll and Khylin Rhambo are co-starring. Gigi Pritzker & Linda McDonough (Drive, Rabbit Hole) are producing for OddLot Entertainment and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) are producing for their K/O Paper Products company. Also producing is Card, as well as Lynn Hendee (The Tempest) & Robert Chartoff (Rocky, Raging Bull). Ender’s Game is set to be released in the US on November 1, 2013 by Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate.
As previously reported, Horner has recently recorded his score for Carlo Carlei’s Romeo & Juliet starring Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, Natascha McElhone, Lesley Manville and Paul Giamatti at Abbey Road Studios in London. The film is expected to be released this fall.