If you’ve been looking for a reason to cut through all the Orson Scott Card controversy and actually focus on Ender’s Game, this new trailer should more than fit the bill.
We’ve gotten to see bits and pieces up until now, but the latest trailer finally shows off just how big and epic Gavin Hood’s adaptation of the acclaimed sci-fi novel could be. It looks absolutely great, as we get to see some of the world-building scenes to help establish the setting.
We also get even more wild FX set pieces, with everything from massive space armadas to world-nuking explosions popping up. With debate surrounding author Orson Scott Card’s controversial stance on same-sex marriage drawing quite a bit of attention these days, it’s nice to know the actual movie might be worth all the buzz.
Ender’s Game opens Nov. 1. Until then, enjoy the new trailer:
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 Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, 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.
(Via The Playlist)