A new image has been released from director Gavin Hood’s upcoming adaptation of writer Orson Scott Card’s science fiction series Ender’s Game. The plot centers around a young boy (Ender Wiggin, played by Asa Butterfield) who gets sent away to military school for training, for the impending alien invasion.
The image below is of Hailee Stenfeld (True Grit), who plays Petra Arkanian, the only girl in the Salamander Army and Ender. I don’t know anything about this story, so my expectations are tempered but friends who have read the books swear by them.
The cast also includes Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, and Ben Kingsley.
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.