Ender’s Game: New Logos and Image Revealed
Images are beginning to seep out for director Gavin (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) Hood’s big screen version of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
First up, we have the logos for the various “armies” – Rat Army, Asp Army, Salamander Army and Dragon Army – at the Battle School where Ender goes to train (he’s a Salamander). Although the book was written way before Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, you can see that the film is making the most of the opportunity for a bit of a “Which house are you in?” or “Which District do you support?” vibe.
And here we have a new pic of the Salamander Army (including Asa Butterfield as Ender, front right) on a lunch break. Actually, it could be a behind-the-scenes shot of the actors actually on a lunch break, but we’re assured it is an official still.
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 is due for release in the UK on 25 October.