Our hopes weren’t high when the Ender’s Game film adaptation was announced, although we cheered up when we heard Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, and Hailee Steinfeld were added to the cast. The new trailer Summit premiered at a Google+ hangout is entertaining enough, but Harrison Ford seems to know something we don’t. He sounds like he really phoned in that narration. No, we mean literally phoned it in to an answering machine then said, “Thmmts alywgmming” which means “That’s all you’re getting” in Harrison Ford mumble-lese.
Ender’s Game was adapted and directed by Gavin Hood, who won an Academy Award for Tsotsi and can also be blamed for a movie that totally never happened called X-Men Origins: Wolverine but that movie isn’t real anyway la la la I can’t hear you.
Ender’s Game opens November 1st, and you can check out the first trailer and some pictures below. Hey, I didn’t know Mike Tyson was in this…
Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, an intelligent 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. 70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. [First Showing]