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Ender’s Game Gets Pushed Way Back

If you and/or the sci-fi nut in your life recently baked a thematic cake to celebrate Less Than a Year Till Ender's Game Hits the Big Screen Day, have a seat. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 cult classic novel just slid way back from March 15, 2013 to November 1, 2013. Though the film is now in production, maybe the release bump means director Gavin Hood can cast even more kids you've seen in Oscar-nominated pictures (Hugo's Asa Butterfield, True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld, Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin) and perhaps a few other noteworthy adults to hang with Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, and Ben Kingsley. At the very least, the film's quality should hold steady — Collider notes March 2013 was fairly stuffed with big premieres already (Jack the Giant Killer, Stephenie Meyer's The Host, Neil Blomkamp's Elysium, another Percy Jackson movie, Oz, the Great and Powerful) — so the nearly eight-month move probably doesn't bode ill. (Except for the fans suffering crushed hearts and hopes.)