The first trailer for director Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game dropped last night, and it is every bit as brilliant as was expected. Adapted from Orson Scott Card’s novel, the trailer is epic, thrilling and exciting and when mixed with a dramatic, rousing score, it makes the whole thing seem even better.
The film see’s students sent to a school in space where they will learn how to defend mankind against further alien attacks, and on the basis of this first trailer, and added to that fact a powerful cast, Ender’s Game is looking very good right now!
Ender’s Game is due to land in UK cinemas on 25th October.
Directed by Gavin Hood (who also wrote the screenplay), Ender’s Game is adapted from the novel written by Orson Scott Card. The cast includes Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Moises Arias, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie and Andrea Powell.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth,” the synopsis reads. “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, distinguishing 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.