“Ender’s Game” is an upcoming American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card. Directed and written by Gavin Hood, the film will star Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The cast also includes Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. The film will first be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 25, 2013, followed by release in ten other countries on October 30 and 31 (among them Australia and New Zealand), before it hits the US theatres on November 1, 2013. During production of the film, Card drew controversy over his views on same-sex marriage, including a boycott by the online group Geeks Out. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned portions of the Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8, in July, Card stated that the gay marriage issue was now moot and that supporters of same-sex marriage should show more tolerance toward those who disagreed with them. Producer Roberto Orci said that the movie should be judged on its message, not the personal beliefs of the original author.
After an alien race called the Formics (also known as the “Buggers”) attacks Earth, the International Fleet prepare for the next invasion by training the best young children to find the future leader to lead the International Military. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is pulled out of his Earth school to join International Fleet and attend the legendary Battle School in Space. After easily mastering the increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect among his peers, Ender is soon ordained by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) himself to lead the military into a war that will determine the future of Earth and the human race. Wikipedia®
ENDER’S GAME — Final Trailer — Official — 2013
Second theatrical trailer for Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game movie.
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Read the synopsis of the book below:
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.
Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.
Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is. Amazon®
“Ender’s Game is an ‘unfilmable’ book, not because of too much violence but because everything takes place in Ender’s head.”
- Orson Scott Card
Title: Ender’s Game
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Orson Scott Card (Book), Gavin Hood (Screenplay)
Starring: Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin. Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham. Viola Davis as Major Anderson. Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian. Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff.
Ender’s Game official website: if-sentinel.com