'Ender's Game' first full trailer is released(Read article summary)
'Ender's Game' is based on the classic 1985 sci-fi novel by writer Orson Scott Card. 'Game' is planned for a Nov. 1 release.
The first full trailer for the movie adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel âEnderâs Gameâ has been revealed.
The movie stars âHugoâ actor Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin and Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, the International Fleet commander who becomes Enderâs 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 Earthâs population has been decimated by battles with âbuggers,â 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.
âIf weâre going to survive, we need a new kind of soldierâŚ one the enemy would never expect,â Ford says as a shot of Butterfield is shown.
âYouâll be the finest commander weâve ever trained,â Ford tells Butterfield.Â
The trailer also shows âTrue Gritâ actress Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, a friend Ender makes at school, and âThe Helpâ actress Viola Davis as Major Gwen Anderson, a new character for the movie who may be based on the male Major Anderson in âGame,â an officer who often clashed with Graff. However, in the trailer, Gwen Anderson seems to have doubts about using children as soldiers, asking what looks like Graff, âYou really donât see them as children, do you?â
âLittle Miss Sunshineâ actress Abigail Breslin is also shown playing Valentine, Enderâs beloved sister.
The movie will be released Nov. 1. Check out the full trailer below.