So I feel like I’ve gone on a rant about trailers like this before, but screw it, I’ll do it again: I hate trailer trailers.  Why do I have to see a preview for a preview for a movie that won’t be coming out for another six months?  It’s simply used to build hype and save studios from having to create more bits of advertising.  But hey, maybe I shouldn’t complain about the one for Ender’s Game; this one is actually pretty classy, starting off with a nice little introduction from stars Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford.  I guess it could have been worse…not pointing fingers or anything, Entertainment Tonight.  Whatever the case, check out the first bits of footage from the Ender’s Game adaptation (including scenes of the Battle Room and Ben Kingsley’s Mazer Rackham) right after the break.

Here it is, first spotted over at The Film Stage:

So not bad, for 15 seconds at least.  I’m not going to really critique such a small amount of footage that shows pretty much nothing, but I liked most of what I saw.  The Battle Room looks cool, and just like I imagined it would in the book.  And Ben Kingsley sounds great as Rackham, although is makeup is still getting to me (is he described that way in the book?)  Either way, I’m excited from what I see thus far.  The full trailer will premiere on Google next Tuesday, and we’ll have it up as soon as it gets online.  In the meantime, here’s the synopsis:

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, distiguising 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 opens November 1, 2013.


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  • deadlyporpoise

    He’s half Maori, so the tattoos are authentic – very authentic.

  • Matthew Legarreta

    Yeah, I can totally buy that actually. It’s mostly just jarring because I can’t remember them mentioning face tattoos for the character in the book, though it’s not out of the realm of possibility to believe he had them.