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Let the games begin!
Here’s a look at the first poster for Gavin Hood’s “Ender’s Game”, the long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi classic of the same name. Which reminds me, I really have to re-read the book. It’s been ages since I last read it, and I honestly don’t remember all that much about it.
Anyways, it’s always funny seeing a book you’ve read and liked realized as a movie. When I think “Ender’s Game”, the image of something like this poster never pops into my head, but maybe I was just lacking in imagination.
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 (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 children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), 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.
Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Moises Arias, Jimmy Pinchak, Aramis Knight, and directed by Hood.
Ender saves the day November 1, 2013.
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