Summit Entertainment has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Ender’s Game, focusing on the film’s extensive visual effects. For those unfamiliar, the pic tells the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a young boy sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills in order to save the world from an impending alien invasion. In addition to providing looks at how the Battle School and Command School sequences were crafted, the featurette also offers up some new footage that should entice fans of the book.
Hit the jump to watch the new featurette, and if you missed them, click here to watch eight clips from the film and click here to read our recap of the Ender’s Game fan Q&A in London earlier this week. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Ender’s Game opens November 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ender’s Game:
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.