enders_gameJames 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 (DriveRabbit 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.

  1. Matt C. says:

    Sounds superb! Cannot wait.

  2. Justin Boggan says:

    Destroy an insect alien race? Usin a genius? Sounds like “Starship Troopers”, only replacing a telepath with a genius and using the genius probably throughout the film.

    “It’s afraid” will be replaced “It’s stupid”.

  3. Michael says:

    Justin, you’re aware that Ender’s Game is based on one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written?

    What a comment.

  4. Justin Boggan says:

    Perhaps you missed the humor is the jab, unless you’re serious so deluded into thinking I was seriously suggesting they’d be saying “It’s stupid” in the film.

    Byt the way, on a more serious note, how cares what it’s based on, it just has to not suck.

  5. deep says:

    Are you lying??


    “UPDATE: Lionsgate says that there is not deal with Horner, although there may be. Until then, this is still a rumor.”

  6. Ren says:

    The Gavin Hood part has me worried. Xmen Origins: Wolverine was god awful

    • David says:

      So? Because a cook burns his stew, it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad cook. Hood directed Tsotsi, which it was praised.

  7. LENARA says:

    The Jimmy Jax Band will be playing at “MOLLY MALONE’S” on Fairfax in Los Angeles ON MARCH 8, 2013….8:45 PM. Jimmy plays Peter Wiggin in the upcoming film “Ender’s Game” Bring your book he will be signing them after the set!