Movie Trailer: Ender’s Game
The new Ender’s Game trailer was released this afternoon and it’s an interesting piece of marketing. Harrison Ford carrying the voice over work does a great job and the visuals smack you in the mouth. While it looks good, we’ve raved about lots of movies so far this year and a couple of them have been less than stellar. Iron Man 3 and Pain & Gain had great trailers that made us excited for the film, but as we left the theater, we experienced something very different. Not necessarily bad but definitely different.
So all that to say, it looks good but get excited at your own risk. Holy crap does it look good though.
Here is the official synopsis, courtesy of Summit:
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 Graff and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, 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 film stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, and some pretty big names such as Harrison Ford (Colonel Graff), Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham), and Viola Davis, as well as up and coming stars Aramis Knight, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jimmy Pinchak. Ender’s Game is directed by Gavin Hood and comes to us November 1.