Over at JPosters they’ve revealed five new character sheets for Gavin Hood’s upcoming film adaptation of the classic Orson Scott Card science fiction novel.
EDIT: The long arm of the Internet copyright law has told us to take down the images. And it’s also told us not to give you this very specific link to where you can still see the pictures on another site that isn’t being cyber-bullied.
Beloved by many, and beliked by me, Ender’s Game is the story of the young and brilliant Ender Wiggin of a future Earth, who goes to a special school for fighting a superior alien race and saving the planet. If you didn’t know this already, read a better synopsis here:
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.
Peep the first trailer here. And if you haven’t read the book yet, do yourself a favour and pick it up. If at all possible, be 13 years old when you do so, because I think it’s just so much better that way.
From a South African point of view, a highly anticipated movie version of a classic sci-fi story – loaded with acclaimed actors – might just be what Gavin Hood needs to bust out of the middle class of studio directors he currently resides in.
Ender starts saving US audiences 1 November 2013.
Last Updated: July 1, 2013