“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won’t be the only film this fall boasting an array of wacky names. The sci-fi blockbuster “Ender’s Game” will be bringing folks named Ender, Mazer, Hyrum and Bonzo to tell Orson Scott Card‘s futuristic tale of kid killers in space (or something) and as yesterday’s preview of the final trailer suggested, it’s going big or going home.
Well, today is the unveiling of the final trailer, but we haven’t watched it yet, so we’ll leave you to tell us if this looks like a fall highlight. How does Asa Butterfield stand out as the lead? Are Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley appropriately growly? How does the latter’s warpaint look? Can Gavin Hood redeem himself after the colossal misfire of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine“? Are you gonna give this one a shot? Anyway, here’s the official synopsis:
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, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.
“Ender’s Game” orbits a theater near you on November 1st. Watch below.