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Ender’s Game Movie Starring Harrison Ford?

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Yes please!

According to an article in Variety, Summit Entertainment has their sights set on Mr. Ford to fill the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff in their take on the Orson Scott Card space war epic that is set to come out on March 15, 2013. Here’s the synopsis:

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

He may no longer be the Han Solo that so many of us fell in love with in the 70s and 80s, but the fact remains that Mr. Ford is one hell of an actor and comfortable as hell in any sci-fi movie. Seriously, go back and watch Blade Runner again if you need more proof.

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