The official premiere of ‘Ender’s Game’ is almost here, and the film is set to takeover the box-office this November as one of the leading sci-fi action films. The film of course stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley. The project was directed by Gavin Hood who also wrote the screenplay based on the original work by Orson Scott Card.
The story of Ender’s Game focuses on a brilliant 12‐year‐old, that is trained to become Earth’s military leader in “Ender’s Game”. After surviving a devastating attack by the insect‐like Formics, the people of Earth have spent years readying themselves for a repeat attack by nurturing a new generation of child geniuses to be trained as warriors. The planet’s best and brightest youngsters are selected to attend Battle School, an orbiting space station where they compete for a chance to become a commander of the International Forces. Using advanced computer simulations and rigorous game‐like exercises, they train in an atmosphere of violence and intense competition, knowing that only one will be selected to lead.
Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield) is exceptional, even among his extraordinary classmates. His unique combination of intelligence, empathy, and strategic brilliance makes him a standout in the classroom and in the Battle Room—a zero‐gravity playground where games of futuristic laser tag test the trainees’ strategic and physical abilities. But Ender’s singular gifts inspire envy in his fellow recruits, and the school’s commander, Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford), deliberately alienates Ender from the other children in order to hone his individual leadership skills.
An outsider at first, Ender, with his preternatural understanding of human nature gradually builds a coalition among his peers, and is soon promoted to command school—located on a distant planet once used by the Formics as a forward staging post for their invasion of Earth. Under the severe tutelage of Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), the brilliant general who defeated the Formics years earlier, Ender is rapidly promoted to lead his fellow students in simulated war games against enemy forces.
Certain that another attack by the Formics is imminent, Graff and Rackham believe they have only weeks to ready Ender to lead the International Fleet in a battle for planetary survival.
Ender’s Game is written for the screen and directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, X‐Men Origins: Wolverine), based on the book titled Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. It stars Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford (Witness, Actor in a Leading Role, 1985; Star Wars), Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas), Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Actress in a Supporting Role, 2010), Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Actress in a Leading Role, 2011; Doubt) and Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Actress in a Supporting Role, 2006; Zombieland) and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Actor in a Leading Role, 1982; Iron Man 3).
Ender’s Game is produced by Gigi Pritzker (Drive, The Way, Way Back), Linda McDonough (Rabbit Hole, Drive), Alex Kurtzman (Now You See Me, Star Trek Into Darkness), Roberto Orci (Now You See Me, Star Trek Into Darkness), Robert Chartoff (The Mechanic, Rocky Balboa), Lynn Hendee (The Tempest, My Country), Orson Scott Card and Ed Ulbrich (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy).
The film will hit theaters November 1, 2013