We’ve seen Ender Wiggin, Colonel Graff and Petra Arkanian, so now it’s time to meet Mazer Rackham in the upcoming “Ender’s Game” movie. Ben Kingsley plays the legendary character in the upcoming movie, and he opened up about Mazer’s interesting face tattoos in a new interview.
“Every gesture in the tattoo carries family history, family struggles — it’s your past,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “I was so enthralled. He’s in quite a contained, stylized uniform but then this wonderful face tells his warrior history.”
“Ender’s Game” stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin. The film was written and directed by Gavin Hood, the man behind the 2009 superhero flick “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Kingsley said that he found Hood’s script particularly effective.
“In the script, which I think is beautifully written, what come across is the authority and mystery,” he said of Rackham. “There’s quite a lot said about him in the story before you see him — by the recruits and by his fellow officers — and that’s useful as far as preparations.”
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “Ender’s Game”:
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.