The long-awaited movie adaptation of American author Orson Scott Card’s 1985 sci-fi novel Ender’s Game has received its first poster today courtesy of Yahoo Movies, providing fans with a glimpse of the Battle Room – a zero gravity training ground where youngsters learn the art of war in order to do battle with a pesky ant-like alien race determined to wipe out mankind.
Ender’s Game is directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo) as the protagonist Ender Wiggin, while the cast also includes Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Viola Davis (The Help) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). Here’s the official synopsis:
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 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.
Ender’s Game is currently scheduled for release on October 25th in the UK and November 1st in North America.