It’s been a while since we last heard anything major about “Ender’s Game,” but now we’ve got a new tease of the movie. The official Facebook page shows off the logos of the Battle School’s four armies.
Fans of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling science fiction novel will recognize the insignias for the Rat Army, Asp Army, Dragon Army and Salamander Army. There are 21 armies in total, but these are among the most important. For instance, Ender is given command of the Dragon Army at one point in the book.
“Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. The film was written and directed by Hood, the man behind the 2009 superhero flick “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The synopsis for the movie reads:
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth,” the synopsis reads. “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.