Late last month, we brought you a behind the scenes image of director Gavin Hood going over storyboards for his forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s Hugo and Nebula Award-winning sci-fi novel Ender’s Game, which is set to hit theaters next fall.
Now, thanks again to the official production blog we bring you a behind the scenes image of the cast prepping for Dragon Army’s Battle School. Check it out below, along with the attached production notes!
You think your school was clique-ish? In Battle School, you are part of an army, each represented by its own iconic symbol. Lately, Dragon Army has come to be known as a repository of misfits and failures. As a member of this unit, you’re supposed to live, breathe (fire?) and fight as one cohesive and selfless unit. Success as one. Defeat as one. Unfortunately for Dragon Army, their reputation is the latter.
Ender will be tasked with restoring this tarnished symbol. Will they follow him?
About Ender’s Game:
Set in Earth’s future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind who have barely survived two conflicts with the Formics (an insectoid alien race also known as the “Buggers”). In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, an international fleet maintains a school to find and train future fleet commanders. The world’s most talented children, including the novel’s protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are taken at a very young age to a training center known as the Battle School. There, teachers train them in the arts of war through increasingly difficult games including ones undertaken in zero gravity in the Battle Room where Ender’s tactical genius is revealed.
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.