The long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game will finally arrive this year, and the first trailer will finally arrive on Tuesday. The film tells the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a young boy sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills and, hopefully, save the world from an impending alien invasion. A “teaser trailer announcement” featuring star Butterfield and co-star Harrison Ford has been released, and it provides the first footage from the film. I haven’t read the book yet, and I’m certainly not going to evaluate what I expect from the movie from five seconds of footage. It’s going to take at least 90 seconds of footage.
Hit the jump to check out the video. The film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, and Aramis Knight. 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 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 wargames, 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.