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1st Footage For ENDER’S GAME, Trailer to Debut on May 7th

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 7:17 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game finally arrives later this year, and the first trailer debuts 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 recently read the book for the first time and fell in love with it. The quick glimpse we got of the battle room was everything I hoped it would be and more.

The film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, and Aramis Knight. Ender’s Game opens November 1st.

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 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.

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