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'Ender's Game' first full trailer is released

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(Read caption) 'Ender's Game' stars 'Hugo' actor Asa Butterfield as the film's protagonist.

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The first full trailer for the movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel “Ender’s Game” has been revealed.

The movie stars “Hugo” actor Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin and Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, the International Fleet commander who becomes Ender’s mentor. Ben Kingsley plays Mazer Rackham, a war hero under whom Ender serves at Command School.

The novel, first published in 1985, is set during a future in which Earth’s population has been decimated by battles with “buggers,” a species of alien. Because another attack by the buggers is feared, children who are thought to have an aptitude for fighting and/or command are taken to a military school so they can be trained.

Ender is taken to this institution, known as Battle School, by Graff and is soon sent to Command School, the next step up in training. He is believed by some, including Graff, to be the only chance Earth has against the buggers.

The trailer is narrated by Ford and explains how Earth has arrived at a place in history where they would be training children for military combat.

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