However what little news has been released does have me somewhat more optimistic than I was. Asa Butterfield has been confirmed as the lead role of Ender and I definitely think he looks the part. He was most recently in Hugo and although I haven't seen it it sounds like it's actually pretty dang good. Now the rumors are that Harrison Ford may be cast to play his teacher/mentor/general named Colonel Hyrum Graff. I like Ford for the role and think he could do an excellent job portraying Graff as he sees unlimited potential in Ender.
The thing I am still most worried about for the film is that Gavin Hood is directing. Sound familiar? Yea he's the guy responsible for the horrid bowel movement that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a film that safely sits in my bottom five movies of all time. But who knows, maybe he'll right the ship here and blow us all away...here's hoping.
Ender's Game is set to hit theaters March 15, 2013!