If you have already read the Ender’s Game books by Orson Scott Card, then this is of no real news to you. If you haven’t read the books and are interested in the movie, then there are significant plot spoilers below and you might not want to read below. If you don’t care about spoilers and wanna know just what the movie is about, then check it out!
Here’s the full synopsis for Ender’s Game:
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.
I’m OK with this, except the fact that Mazer Rackham isn’t really a main character in the book. In fact, he’s really only revealed at the end and it’s a pretty big deal. So, I’m not really sure how I feel about him being a major character, but then I’m not really sure how I feel about Gavin Hood directing this movie after his atrocious X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I love the book so much, we’ll just have to see.
We will keep you posted on more Ender’s Game news here at DFAT.