Enders-Game-Teaser-PosterArriving in theatres towards the end of the year, Ender’s Game is shaping up to be one of the first big franchise-starters since the release of The Hunger Games next year.

We saw a rather awesome first teaser poster debut back in March, which didn’t give anything away, but still gave us a great feel for the futuristic look. And with the teaser trailer set to debut next Tuesday, May 7th, Summit have released the first trailer preview, with Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford introducing it. And to top it off, EW have also debuted the first look at Ben Kingsley in the blockbuster.

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.

The young Butterfield is joined by Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead, with a great cast alongside them led by Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Moises Arias, and Brandon Soo Hoo.

Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is behind the camera, directing from his own script, based on the original novel by Orson Scott Card.

Ender’s Game will be released on 25th October here in the UK, with its US release date set for the following week on November 1st. For now, here’s the first trailer preview for the film. Be sure to come back on Tuesday when the first Ender’s Game teaser hits in full.

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