Few fan groups can claim to have waited to see a beloved story make the jump to big screen longer than the devoted followers of “Ender’s Game.” The 1985 book seems like obvious blockbuster material, but “Ender’s Game” is only now seeing a film adaptation, one that will hit theaters not too far from now.
This Tuesday (May 7) at 4 p.m. ET, fans will see part of that dream realized when the first trailer for “Ender’s Game” debuts during a live Google Hangout with the star Asa Butterfield, director Gavin Hood, and producer Bob Orci. Butterfield and his co-star, Harrison Ford, filmed a teaser for the Hangout, which features the very first public footage from “Ender’s Game.”
Click past the jump to see the teaser!
To take part in the Google Hangout and see the first trailer when it premieres, go to Youtube.com/EndersGameMovie next Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
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 minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), 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.
Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, the November 1 release is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.