Ender's Game director Gavin Hood probably couldn't have picked a better snippet to tease us for the anticipated first poster for the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular sci-fi novel. What we're seeing appears to be the back of a set of boots and in between them, the words "Warning: Null G Beyond This…" (line). We've actually seen that piece of the set already, but with the boots there, it's evident that Ender is prepared to step beyond that line and into the zero gravity battle room, where the game is most definitely on.
Ender's Game is set in the future when man is at war with an alien race. The best and brightest children are sent off to a space-set battle school where they take classes and play games to prepare to fight in the coming war. The story follows Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a compassionate, underdog of a kid who's something of a tactical genius, which proves particularly useful at battle school.
Director Gavin Hood posted the above glimpse of the poster, which will make its full debut tomorrow. And if that tease isn't enough to whet your appetite, he says the battle room scenes are going to blow our mind:
Hello fellow Ender’s Game fans. It’s been four years since I first began writing a screenplay based on the classic novel. I love the book. And I especially love the character of Ender Wiggin. I was drafted into an army myself at 17, and Ender’s journey of self discovery - his battles with authority figures he does not trust and his development as a leader - are themes I strongly relate to.
Given that the battle room scenes are likely high on the list many of us are eagerly anticipating from this adaptation, it's encouraging to hear that things are looking good in that respect.
Just over six months doesn't seem too long to wait for the film to hit theaters (November 1). That is, if you're willing to forget or overlook the fact that the movie was originally supposed to debut this month. Let's forget that though, and instead, try to remember that the enemy's gate is down!
Ender's Game stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley.