Many of you are familiar with the book ‘Ender’s Game,’ the futuristic sci-fi tale of a group of elite child soldiers led by genius Ender Wiggin. A big scren adaptation for the classic novel hits theaters In Nov. 2013, but we have the first image from the film for you today. Take a look:
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.
You may recognize the two actors in the photo above as Harrison Ford (from Star Wars and Indiana Jones) and Asa Butterfield (Hugo and Nanny McPhee). Ford plays the leader of the international Military, Colonel Graff, and Butterfield portrays the film’s hero, Ender Wiggin.
We are expecting this to be one of the biggest movies of 2013, and it’s certainly among our most anticipated. in fact, it’s right up there with Iron Man 3 and The Man of Steel. We will post any new info as soon as possible.
In the mean time, if you haven’t read the book, you should give it a try. It’s an adventurous epic, with awesome space battles, unimaginable fight scenes and scary aliens.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for this image.