With the release of 2014 calendars comes one for Orson Scot Card‘s science fiction epic, ‘Ender’s Game‘. Within, you can find some great new unreleased screen shots from the film as well as details about each image. Awesome for an early look at the film, although it’s hard to see anyone but a die hard fan of the novel would want this as their calendar all year long until they know that they equally like the film.
My one warning though, is there is a huge spoiler found in one of the pictures on how Ender is able to pull something out.
The pictures (and spoiler) are below!
Harrison Ford (‘Star Wars’) As Colonel Graff Surveying The Cadets:
Asa Butterfield (‘Hugo’) As Ender Wiggans And The Rest Of The Cadets Watching The Score Boards From The Battle Room Games
Ender (Asa Butterfield) looks down across the sea of kids in the Mess Hall watching the Battle Room Games scoreboard flash Game Over, and Bonzo Madrid’s Salamander Army remains on top. Aware of the lingering Launchie, Bonzo tells Ender to keep his eyes on the floor and sends him to face a wall with a lone kid in a Salamander uniform.
A Full Class At Battle School
With Ender (Asa Butterfield), Bean (Aramis Knight), and Alai (Suraj Partha) the only passing scores on the Deep Space Navigation Test, Professor Behari (Jasmine Kaur) encourages one of them to step forward and educate the class on using the gravitational pull of the planet to slingshot fighter craft into attack position on the dark side of the moon”
Bean, The Genius To Rival Ender
Arriving at battle School orbiting high above Earth, Bean (Aramis Kngiht) disembarks the Desert Salt Flats shuttle through the docking airlock, and hears a voice over the loudspeaker instructing Launchies (hew arrivals) to follow the yellow lights.
Ender Complains To Graff About One Of the Most Important Initial Scenes In The Novel
I suspect the above scene has been toned down in the film.
Major Anderson (Viola Davis) is amused, but resists a desire to challenge her superior’s tactics with his young protege.
Suited Up For The First Trip Into The Battle Room
The image alone won’t mean much until that point in the film but seriously if you haven’t read the book and want to be surprised ignore the next bit of quoted text. Not only will it spoil part of the movie leading up to this image but it spoils what the image itself will partially be related to.
In forty-two battles nobody has beaten Ender’s Dragon Army, a platoon of misfits and oddballs. Graff, pressured by Command School for a decision to promote the brilliant strategist doubles the enemy for the next maneuvers in the Battle Room. Whichever side gets a cadet through the enemy’s gate unharmed will win, regardless of points scored. In a stroke of tactical genius, Ender stacks multiple rows of cadets in formation.
So there you go, author controversy and recycled footage controversy aside – the film has shaped up to look visually pretty incredible. Personally, I think the movie itself is going to be pretty amazing. What are your thoughts on the look that they’ve captured? Does it seem like a future Earth? If you’ve read the novels does it seem to fit the theme? Let us know your thoughts below!
In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics has 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 Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, 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’ stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, Moses Arias and Brandon Soo Hoo and opens in theaters on November 1.
Source: Cinema Blend