It’s finally here. The first trailer for Ender’s Game has arrived, and Orson Scott Card’s 1985 novel has never looked so good.
The film will follow humanity in the wake of a huge alien war, specifically focused on a group of highly trained students at a high-tech military school in space.
So, can they pull off some of the epic scenes that Card described in the book and actually make this thing work? Yes and yes, at least according to the first real look we’ve gotten at some footage.
The effects are absolutely insane, and if nothing else, director Gavin Hood has created a true FX extravaganza. The films stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff, plus Ben Kingsley, Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis in supporting roles.
Here’s the full synopsis:
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.
The film is set to open in November 2013.
(Via First Showing)