Having just finished the book, I had a ton of things I was expecting to see in this trailer, but I didn’t see any of them. That’s not to say the second trailer won’t have more of a story behind it, but I wanted to see that story in this trailer. If nothing else, it would’ve sent a wave through the community that this might be worth looking at. There are a ton of things/decisions the director Gavin Hood (Wolverine: Origins) made, that I’m confused by, but in the films defense, it is just the first trailer so I am obligated to let that shit go. But for those of you out there who have read the book “did they completely give away the ending or what?!!!!”
Enders Game is directed by Gavin Hood and stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Khylin Rhambo and Moises Arias. Ender’s Game opens on November 1st.
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.