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ENDERS GAME: One-Sheet and Synopsis

Based on the Novel...

By Robert T. Trate     March 27, 2013
Source: Lionsgate/ Summit Entertainment

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have released the official synopsis and one sheet for Ender’s Game. Check them out below. The Sci-Fi novel turned movie arrives later this year.

 

The Plot: 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 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.

 

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER'S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

 

Facebook: Facebook.com/EndersGame

Twitter: Twitter.com/EndersGameMovie

In theaters nationwide November 1, 2013

 

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Bryzarro 3/27/2013 7:04:13 AM

 Respect by most, hate and jeaslousy by many.  That part is missing from the synopsis.  Great book one of my all time favorites.  I cannot wait to see this world come to life.

ElBaz13 3/27/2013 7:52:36 AM

I just finished reading the book and liked it alot. Although I can't see them use the age of the kids in the books. The conversations they have when they are 6 year or 8 years old probably won't make it believable.

Hope they stick with the twist at the end.

AbeFroman 3/27/2013 8:28:49 AM

I agree- the books would have been much better had Ender been 13 or 14..

Z4RQUON 3/27/2013 9:55:05 AM

 I hope this movie does well because I would love to see the rest of the series made into movies!

almostunbiased 3/27/2013 1:23:40 PM

I've neevr read a book as fast as this one.  Could not put it down.  Also can't see how this movie could be as good, but I'll be there.

 

Wiseguy 3/27/2013 3:15:15 PM

ElBaz they are bumping up the age of the characters for the film though

This and Gravity are 2 of my top films these year that somehow seem to be flying under the radar.

VermithraxPejorative 3/27/2013 7:23:59 PM

Absolutely LOVED the book......but I don't see how this can be done, without the general audience laughing like little school girls with the dialogue coming from such young children. It works in a novel, because one doesn't have to rely on "acting" from real people. And , if they bump up the age, then it's not really "Ender's Game" and would have less of an impact than the book. That's what made the book so damned good.

Oh well. I know this happens with a lot of book to movie translations. Not many books can be a faithful to the source material as say, Quest for Fire! LOL!!!!

Speaking of Quest for Fire, DAMN, that is one BAD ASS movie! I saw it in the theaters, and came out of there with a whole new look on Humans.  ;-p

 

alienstatue 3/28/2013 4:57:32 PM

MILD BOOK SPOILER.

really looking forward to this movie as well. I keep wondering how they are going to portray Ender in this because in the book, he's a pretty messed up kid. Especially what he does to the bully in the beginning of the book. I wonder if those sort of actions are going to be shown especially if this is going to be PG13. Anyway, I think the twist at the end is a must!

Has anyone read the other trilogies? I think the Shadow series could be a really great political movie. For adults/young adults.
 

Johnnyathm1 3/30/2013 8:32:52 PM

I should be back from my deployment in to see this in the theaters...I am very much looking forward to this. This is one of my fav books (= I love the poster...nice nod to those that read the book (=

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