With all the brouhaha surrounding Orson Scott Card’s anti-gay position, it’s easy for those issues to drown out the promo campaign for Ender’s Game, Gavin Hood’s feature film adaption of Card’s most famous novel.
So what’s a film studio to do in a case like this? Well to paraphrase Gary Oldman, GET EEEEEVERYTHIIIIIIING!!! of course. So check out some new posters, images and clips for the upcoming sci-fi film.
First up, let’s introduce you to the gang with these six new character posters. Say “Hello” everybody!
Next up are three new images, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly who will be featuring the film as one of the covers of their upcoming Comic-Con 2013 issue.
Along with those pics, we got two new clips taking the form of sort of recruitment videos: one features the young version of Ben Kingsley’s character, Mazer Rackham, showing off his dogfighting skills, and another has Harrison Ford’s character, Hyrum Graff, showing off his complete apathy towards actually being in this movie.
Ford’s lethargic oration aside, those aerial combat scenes look amazing, but then again, I’m a sucker for anything involving spaceships shooting at each other. However the rest of the film turns out, one thing is for certain based on the rest of the footage glimpsed here: Director Gavin Hood is definitely playing around with some dodgy CGI as he did on X-Men Origins: Wolverine. From a pure visual standpoint, his looks – and I don’t use this term lightly – amazeballs.
Ender’s Game will be enrolling in Cinema Battle School on November 1, 2013.
Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, Ender’s Game is an epic adventure that takes place a near future wherein a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (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.
Last Updated: July 19, 2013
July 19, 2013 at 09:03
I am so looking forward to this! Man, it reminds me a little of Above and Beyond, did you ever see that? So sad it only ran one season 🙁