The book-to-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's epic space adventure Ender's Game has deftly carved itself into something exciting for both the books' fans and newcomers to the story alike.
Not only is the flick endowed with some talented screen actors - Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis and Hailee Steinfeld among them - but the studio has also now tapped the two-time Oscar winning composer James Horner to score.
Per Slashfilm, Horner was chosen by Summit Entertainment at Lionsgate last week, and a teaser for the film should be expected soon.
As of yet, the sole image available from the film is this one of Harrison Ford's Colonel Graff giving one of his oh-so-stern talks to Asa Butterfield's Ender Wiggin. For those unfamiliar, the character Ender is something of a child prodigy plucked by the world's International Military to train for the next big alien attack.
The full synopsis from Summit Entertainment is as follows:
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.
Ender's Game was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana last year and hits theaters on Nov. 1.