Last month, we saw a very impressive first teaser trailer, which gave us a look at some of the immense graphics we can look forward to from the blockbuster, along with introducing us to some of the key characters. Summit will no doubt be bringing us a massive campaign for Ender’s Game in the months to come, and they’ve now released three new propaganda posters to set the mood.
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.
Asa Butterfield takes the lead as the titular Ender. And he’s joined by a stellar cast, led by Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Moisés Arias, and Brandon Soo Hoo.
Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is directing from his own script, adapting the original novel, Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card.
Ender’s Game will be released in the UK on 25th October, ahead of its US release date set for November 1st. Here’s to hoping that it will live up to the anticipation, and launch a brilliant new franchise for Summit.