Started as a short story published back in 1977, now some 36 years later, the first of the popular Ender’s Game series by sci-fi author Orson Scott Card will finally finds itself onto the silver-screen.
Directed by Gavin Hood of X-Men Origins: Wolverine fame, with a star-studded cast that includes veterans actors Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, along with Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Asa Butterfield (Hugo), the story sets in a desperate time in Earth’s future where an alien race nearly destroyed the planet and its inhabitants. As a preventative measure, those in-charge of Earth’s defense created Battle School, where the most talented children trained to be the military’s newest combatants.
Some already liken the film to be a sci-fi version of Harry Potter while others have pointed out its dystopian similarities to The Hunger Games. For now, however, it is prudent to do away with any preconceived notions till the film’s release on November 1st.