First Footage From Ender’s Game Revealed

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Summit Entertainment has officially the teaser for next week’s Ender’s Game trailer featuring an intro by Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford. The world premiere of the first teaser trailer for Ender’s Game will debut during a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET. The event will also feature a live conversation with director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), producer Bob Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and star Asa Butterfield (Hugo).

Ender’s Game is a highly anticipated film adaptation of the novel and subsequent series of the same name written by Orson Scott Card.

It is set in the near(ish) future where 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 Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Main character Ender is just a small child who gets thrown into the elite military training academy.

After arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, 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.

What worries me most about this film is that is seems as if it will be a GREAT movie, but not a good adaptation of the novel. Author, Card, revealed last year that movie is “quite” different from the book.

The scene does not come from the book – very few of the scenes in this movie do – so it was amusing when others asked me how it felt to have my book brought to life. My book was already alive in the mind of every reader. This is writer-director Gavin Hood’s movie, so they were his words, and it was his scene.”

Even though Card went on to stay the movie looked fantastic and was beautiful, I still have doubts about a movie adaptation where even the author admits it isn’t a very close to the source material.

The film will be released on November 1, 2013, by Summit Entertainment through Lionsgate. You can watch the teaser below:

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