It’s been a long time since we’ve reported to you on Ender’s Game, Gavin Hood‘s forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning sci-fi novel. Happily, today’s new information is a solid step forward for the project, as we now have this official 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, starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Brendan Meyer, Harrison Ford,Viola Davis and Hailee Steinfeld, is slated to hit theaters on November 1st, 2013.