As the poster says right there, “the critically acclaimed bestseller” Ender’s Game is coming to a theater near you this Fall (November, to be exact) and we have a look at the first poster here!
The film stars Asa Butterfield (the kid from Hugo), Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Hailee Steinfeld, who was absolutely phenomenal in True Grit.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
“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, Enderquickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soonordained 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.”
My roommate calls this his favorite book of all-time and as a sci-fi fan, I feel excited to see what this group of actors brings to the table. I do worry about the director, Gavin Hood, who is most famous for his butchering of Wolverine with the Origins movie that came out a few years ago.
I guess we’ll have to wait for a trailer to decide any further…