Production has been pretty quiet on the Ender’s Game film since the first pictures were released a few months back. A couple months ago we would have assumed that, by this point, we would have gotten a trailer for the film (at the very least). But back then, Ender’s Game was set to hit theaters in March 2013. But then it was delayed to later that year, in November. So well you shouldn’t expect to see much from Ender’s Game for the foreseeable future, you can read the official synopsis for the film below. If you want to know almost everything that happens in the book, that is.
Here's the official synopsis, vis-a-vis Summit Entertainment:
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.
So for those who have read the book, it's pretty depressing that this is the synopsis for the film. A lot of this stuff is from the third act of the book, including his transfer to Command School and his training under Mazer Rackham. For those who have read the book, it's no big deal. But for newcomers, it kind of sucks that they'll know a good amount of the story beforehand simply due to marketing material. Hopefully Summit will be a little more coy with their advertising in the future, because lord knows I want audiences to respond well to this movie.
We'll see if that happens when Ender's Game hits theaters on November 1, 2013.