Harrison Ford As Colonel Graff In Pic From Ender’s Game

Here’s Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff and Asa Butterfiled (Merlin, Hugo) as Ender Wiggin at the Battle School in the first official photo* from director Gavin (X-Men: Origins) Hood’s movie version of Ender’s Game.

The photo accompanies a great little feature on the EW.com website, in which Hood reveals that the years of training to become in the book that the children (and potential future fighters) have to go through, have been compressed in the film, “I discussed this at length with Orson. The decision was made very early on to compress the time period into about a year, so that we could have the same actor from beginning to end… We were trying to hit that sweet spot right around 12, which Asa fits in very nicely.”

Ender’s Game is due for release in the UK on 25 October 2013.

(* Well, there was a photo of the back of Ender’s neck, but we don’t think that really counts)