Orson Scott Card’s novel Ender’s Game came into my life at the right time. For someone who isn’t necessarily that big on science-fiction novels, EG gripped me like few novels have. It is also the novel that made an instant connection with my best friend and I back in college. To see it finally get the big screen treatment after years of false starts and false hopes (at one point Wolfgang Petersen was involved) is a testament to its durability as a classic novel. The fact that the subject matter is preliminary reading material amongst the lower ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps again shows its importance.
Gavin Hood, who had the misfortune of working on X-Men Origins: Wolverine under an overbearing Fox executive, adapts Card’s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel to the big screen for Summit Entertainment. We gave you an early preview introduced by Harrison Ford yesterday, now here is the whole shebang.
Asa Butterfield (Hugo) stars as Ender Wiggin, a young boy recruited into the International Fleet’s Battle School, where he trains in military tactics to defeat the buggers if they ever invade again. Harrison Ford plays Colonel Graff. Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis round out the primary cast.
Summit/Lionsgate will be releasing Ender’s Game in theaters November 1st.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!