I belong to a certain segment of the population that has waited patiently for an Ender’s Game movie for years. Now a reality, the November 1 release date is fast approaching. I am trying to manage expectations, but when Summit releases a clip of Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff speaking to directly to me, explaining the significance of an awesome dog fight—I get excited. I will always have the book. At the very least, the movie can add some visual spectacle and Harrison Ford.
Summit also released a military recruitment-style video encouraging the youth to enroll in the International Fleet’s battle school to train for the war against the Buggers. Watch both videos after the jump. Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Nonso Anozie, and Ben Kingsley also star in the Gavin Hood-directed adaptation.
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 Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, 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.