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Ender’s Game

An email: “ENDER’S GAME is absolutely not in production right now, nor is it anywhere close to pre-production. It is still trapped in what we lovingly refer to as ‘development hell.’ A few years ago, it looked like it might get the long-sought greenlight with Jake Lloyd (frickin’ Jake Lloyd!) attached to play Ender.

“Thank God, the Jake Lloyd travesty did not occur. But when the picture fell

apart, no one exactly rushed to put it back together again.

“Wolfgang Petersen is now ostensibly attached to direct, but Wolfgang

Petersen is attached to direct many, many things ranging from BATMAN VS.

SUPERMAN to the traffic at the intersection of Sunset and Highland when

school lets out in the afternoon.

“Not to be the bearer of sad tidings for poor Ramesh, but if I were him I

wouldn’t hold my breath.”

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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