Ender's Game is an upcoming American science fiction action film based on the novel of the same name by Orson Scott Card.
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Directed and written by Gavin Hood, the film will star Asa Butterfield as Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The cast also includes Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Aramis Knight, Hailee Steinfeld, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis, and Abigail Breslin.
The film will first be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 25, followed by Australia on October 31, the United States of America and Canada on November 1, and many other countries from November throughout mid-January of 2014.
After an alien race called the Formics (also known as the "Buggers") attacks Earth, the International Fleet prepare for the next invasion by training the best young children to find the future candidate to lead the International Fleet and fill the shoes of the legendary war hero Mazer Rackham. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is pulled out of his Earth school to join International Fleet and attend the legendary Battle School in Space. After easily mastering the increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect among his peers, Ender is soon ordained by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he is trained by Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) himself to lead the military into a war that will determine the future of Earth and the human race.
In March 2013, some media experts said that Card, "also credited as a producer on the film, could pose a major problem for Summit as it begins its publicity campaign." Media monitoring organization GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) issued a statement critical of Card and his activism, suggesting that the buying public may not .