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Trailer Watch: Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield in Sci-Fi Epic 'Ender's Game' (VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood May 8, 2013 at 11:29AM

The first official trailer for writer/director Gavin Hood's VFX-heavy, intergalactic adventure "Ender's Game" is here.
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The recruits in "Ender's Game."
The recruits in "Ender's Game."

The first official trailer for writer/director Gavin Hood's VFX-heavy, intergalactic adventure "Ender's Game" is here.

Oscar winner Hood ("Tsotsi," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") has written and directed the dystopian sci-fi adventure from the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card. Asa Butterfield ("Hugo") plays Ender, a preternaturally gifted child taken to the Battle School to prepare for the next alien invasion that looms in the near future. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld.

Like the teaser poster, Summit is aiming this at core fans of the book, which I am finally catching up with; it's a smart, tough look at adults exploiting kids and forcing them to survive their own power games as they develop the skills to save the planet.

Trailer below.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.