Summit Entertainment has released nine clips from director Gavin Hood’s upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic Ender’s Game. The film centers around a young boy Andrew ‘Ender‘ Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), sent to an elite military school for gifted youth to train a new generation of military leaders for a suspected impending alien invasion.
I’m not familiar with the source material, but the book is regarded as a classic and expectations are high. Judging by this batch of clips filmmakers are definitely going for a epic and it appears no expense was spared into turning this into a notable young adult franchise.
The cast includes Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
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, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, 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.