You can forget your dreams of a Das Boot/Enemy Mine-style version of Orson Scott Card's classic novel Ender's Game. Director Wolfgang Petersen, previously attached to the project, has moved on, producers tell io9. Chartoff Productions is busy meeting with a slew of potential directors for the Ender's movie, which they hope will start filming by early 2009. But who will play child prodigy Ender?
Producer Lynn Hendee was mum on possible casting for the movie's lead role. "We all have our favorites, but it is crucial for the new director to weigh in on that." But she did reveal that author Card has finished a draft of the script and is "already working to make it even better." Hendee predicts that much of the film will be shot on a sound stage. "Ender's Game requires an extended pre-production due to the many visual effects." And by visual effects we hope they mean shooting the off-the-wall battle school zero gravity scenes. Who would you pick for child commander/war lord Ender?