I can’t tell if Harrison Ford is playing a war-weary veteran in this clip or if he’s just bored, but whatever he’s doing, it sure looks interesting, especially across from young Mr. Asa Butterfield. Gotta love that name. Butterfield. Can you imagine going to school with that name? Of course, Butterfield is a Brit, so his schoolmates probably all have similarly wacky names. Like Cumberbatch. Or some such.
Anyhoo. Check out the first clip from Gavin Hood’s “Ender’s Game”, based on the novel by Orson Scott Card. I really gotta find my old copy of the book and give it another read very soon…
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 Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. 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.
The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, and Nonso Anozie.
Ender gets his army this November 1, 2013.