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Ahead of the Tuesday premiere of the first trailer for Ender’s Game, director Gavin Hood’s adaptation of the acclaimed sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card, stars Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield offer a first look at the Summit Entertainment film. Their introduction is stilted and uncomfortable to watch, so you can skip ahead to the 30-second mark to see the footage.
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 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.
The trailer will debut Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT during a Google+ Hangout. Ender’s Game also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, Aramis Knight, Moises Arias, Suraj Parthasarathy, Khylin Rhambo and Conor Carroll. The film opens Nov. 1.