Ender's Game, this fall's newest entry in the space-scifi genre has unleashed its debut teaser footage.
Based on the 1985 Orson Scott Card novel of the same name, the film brings a conventional "chosen one" hero dynamic, taking a young primary cast and supporting them with some great veteran actors. With X-Men Origins: Wolverine director, Gavin Hood at the helm, expect the action to be abundant.
The clip starts with an introduction from stars, Harrison Ford (who brings plenty of cinematic experience outrunning Imperial starships...and not just the bulk cruisers) and the young actor playing the film's titular character, Asa Butterfield. Apparently, the first proper trailer will be coming our way in just four days on May 7. In the meantime, we are treated to 27 solid seconds of various visually majestic space scenery, which also manages to encapsulate the plot pretty well.
It seems that in a future where Earth's primary protection from alien invaders lies with an international space fleet, a young, socially-awkward boy named Ender Wiggin (Butterfield) is discovered to posses some interesting intellectual proclivities toward space military strategy and could very well save humanity. As he goes through the ringer of training amongst an academy full of peers, he's caught the attention of one of the International Fleet's grizzled brass in Colonel Graff (Ford) and a tremendously tattooed trainer named Mazer Rackham played by Ben Kingsley, fresh from his spectacular performance as "The Mandarin" in Iron Man 3. (With an emphasis placed on those quotation marks.)
Ender's Game trains children for intergalactic warfare when it hits theaters on November 1. Check out the tremendous teaser clip below.