Official plot synopsis reveals what you'll see in Ender's Game

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

It's been a long a time coming, but Ender's Game is finally heading to the big screen. The sci-fi novel, which was written by Orson Scott Card, is hitting theaters next year. Here's the official plot synopsis, which describes a world engulfed by war.

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, distiguising 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.

Ender's Game also stars Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. The film is written and directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and opens in theaters Nov. 1, 2013.

What do you think of the synopsis? Does it stick to the main points of the book?

(via ComicBookMovie)