is going back to space. According to Variety
, the grizzled action hero is set to play the grizzled military officer Colonel Hyrum Graff in the upcoming adaptation of 'Ender's Game'
opposite youngsters Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Asa Butterfield ('Hugo'). Based on the popular 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, the story follows Ender (Butterfield), a genius student, who is recruited by the government to destroy an alien race known as the Buggers. Ford's Graff is a military officer who trains recruits at an academy that Ender attends.
Gavin Hood, best known for the critical bust 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' will direct. Obviously that Hood credit doesn't bode well for 'Ender's Game,' nor does Ford's recent adventures with extra terrestrial activity ('Cowboys & Aliens'). Hey, at least the use of aliens won't completely blindside us, unlike it did in that archaeology-themed movie Ford starred in back in 2008. Ahem.
'Ender's Game' is set for a March 15, 2013 release date.
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