Six new stills from the upcoming Orson Scott Card adaptation, Ender’s Game, have been released. The photos give us a better glimpse at several scenes from the trailer, including a look inside the battle room, Ender and the Dragon Army in their uniforms, and Ender working as a commander with an audience.
Ender’s Game is an ambitious film based on an 80s novel from a now-infamous and often-criticized author. These photos, as well as the recent trailers and movie clips, show that Ender’s Game can and will rise above the criticism to stand alone as a unique and impressive scifi action film.
For those of you unfamiliar with Ender’s Game, here’s the official and somewhat lengthy film 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 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.