It’s release is still three months away, but IGN swears this is the final poster for Ender’s Game, Summit Entertainment’s tent pole adaptation of the wildly popular Orson Scott Card novel.
In the movie Hugo’s Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, a boy who has an incredible task set upon his shoulders. Ender lives in a world that was forever changes 70 years earlier when aliens invaded. Preparing for a future attack, the government has created a special advanced military school where gifted children will be trained to become the soldiers the world needs. But as he advances in his training, it becomes clear Ender alone could be the savior of all mankind.
Gavin Hood, who helmed the critically loathed yet financially successful action flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine, penned the adapted screenplay and directs. While his last film gives us reason to worry, he has pulled together a compelling cast. Filling out the “kid” leads alongside Butterfield are Kings of Summer’s Moises Arias, and two striking young Academy Award nominees, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld. The three play Bonzo, Valentine Wiggin, and Petra Arkanian respectively. Two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis portrays Major Gwen Anderson, Academy Award winner Ben Kinglsey will play Mazer Rackham, and Han Solo himself Harrison Ford is on board for the role of Colonel Hyrum Graff.
Check out all the spectacle Hood and company have in store by revisiting the film’s first trailer:
While the one-sheet up top may be the final poster for Ender’s Game, we’re sure to see more trailers as we near the film’s release date. As Comic Con drew to a close, Summit was kind enough to share the wealth of their promotional campaign with those of us far from Hall H with this clip, which has Ford as the colonel laying out the grave circumstance mankind has found themselves caught in.
In case you missed it, our reporters were all over Comic Con, snagging ever bit of info available about Ender’s Game. Kelly took us inside the fan experience, stuffed with costumes and sets. She also reported on how Hood and producer Roberto Orci anticipate handling the story’s violence within the parameters of a PG-rated movie, and spoke about the finer points of adapting the book’s mind games. She even gave us a look at the coveted swag that’s sure to appeal on proud fanboys and fangirls come November.
Ender’s Game opens November 1st.