Official Ender's Game movie synopsis reveals a game will definitely be played by someone named Ender

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The latest official synopsis of Gavin Hood's screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game promises us war games, which we're going to go ahead and assume refers to the book's iconic zero-gravity Battle School action scenes. We have no idea if they're going to pull this off, but we're still excited to see them try.

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.


Ender's Game will hit theaters in November of 2013.

Image via Ender's Game Blog.

[via Comic Book Movies]

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Formics? I don't remember that name (it's been a long time). I thought they were just the buggers? Maybe I'm wrong.