It’s been a while since we’ve seen a trailer for a trailer, but Summit Entertainment is here to fill that void with a preview look at tomorrow’s new Ender’s Game trailer. The film 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. With the release date looming closer, a larger portion of the film’s visual effects are ready for public viewing, so this trailer smartly appears to be selling the pic’s impressive visuals, along with more Harrison Ford growling.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer preview, and check back here tomorrow, August 6th at 9am PST to watch the full new trailer. The film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin. Ender’s Game opens November 1st.
If you missed any of our Ender’s Game Comic-Con coverage, peruse the links below:
- Comic-Con: ENDER’S GAME Panel Recap: New Trailer Revealed, Orson Scott Card’s Involvement, Putting the Characters Before the Visual Effects, and More
- Gavin Hood and Bob Orci Talk ENDER’S GAME, the Controversy, STAR TREK 3, and the Status of a New STAR TREK TV Show
- Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld Talk ENDER’S GAME, Bringing the Popular Characters to Life, Favorite Character Traits, and More
- ENDER’S GAME Comes to Comic-Con with Battle School Sets, Props, and Costumes Used in the Film
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.