Today, we get to show you Towelites the first image from the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s, Ender’s Game. The film is being directed by Gavin Hood, whom completely destroyed X-Men Origins: Wolverine. One thing that keeps me excited about this film is that Card himself is behind the film and has been working with Hood since pre-production.

Recently, Hood talked with EW about the changes he’d be making from the book to the film.

I discussed this at length with Orson,” says Hood. “The decision was made very early on to compress the time period into about a year, so that we could have the same actor from beginning to end… We were trying to hit that sweet spot right around 12, which Asa fits in very nicely.” Hood said the decision was mostly a practical one: “When you sit down for two hours, you’re just beginning to bond with an actor, and then he changes and suddenly you’re bonding with someone who’s meant to be the same person, but you know he’s a different actor.”

If you were worried about the ending of the book and the grim state that it leaves the reader, rest assured, it’s still there.

“That ending — and the complex moral questions that it raises — is one of the reasons why I love the book, ” says Hood. “I promise you that it is very much there.”

With images coming, I’m hoping that we see a trailer in the upcoming months. Ender’s Game is expected for a November 1st, 2013 release date. The film also stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin

Thanks to EW for the story and image.