It seems like science fiction is taking over Hollywood nowadays. ‘Ender’s Game‘, a science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, is coming to the big screen, and Summit Entertainment has given us a little taste of what to expect until then with a trailer. The film stars Asa Butterfield (‘Hugo’, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’) who takes the lead role as ‘Ender Wiggin.’ Harrison Ford plays ‘Colonel Graff’ while Ben Kingsley brings his expertise as ‘Mazer Rackham’. Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis and Hailee Steinfeld also star. The film is directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and is set to open November 1st.
In case you are new to the world created by Orson Scott Card, here’s the synopsis of the film given by Summit (but beware of spoilers!)
“In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.”
For those of you who have read the books, are you looking forward to the film? Take a look a the trailer below.