As promised, the first official trailer for the adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game
arrived online this afternoon, painting the November release as a sweeping sci-fi epic that’s loaded with Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated talents. The visuals speak for themselves in this new tease, which we’re happy to share below:
On first pass, Ender’s seems to have something in common with Oblivion (while also borrowing from TRON, at least in terms of appearances). It’s set in the distant future, where civilization lives in the aftermath of an alien attack that wiped out portions of our planet. Harrison Ford plays Hyrum Graff, leader of a military force that trains children to fight in a war against our antagonists. Asa Butterfield (Hugo) plays the title character, a gifted “soldier” who should be able to lead the human survivors to victory.
It looks pretty epic, boasting impressive effects work as it creates the universe in which the resistance chooses to fight. The aerial sequences are stunning, and the cast is rock solid. Here’s hoping that they can breathe life into Card’s characters, meaning that Ender’s Game isn’t just a flurry of expensive effects.
Gavin Hood adapts Card’s Ender’s Game, which opens in theaters in 2D and IMAX on Nov. 1. What do you think of this first trailer?