Ender's Game - 'Building Ender's World' Featurette
Reported by Outsiders - 2013.10.21
Sure, looking at his previous films, director Gavin Hood didn't seem to have a complete grasp of special effects -- even "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" had its technical flaws. However, this South African filmmaker, who wisely reached out to the gifted computer geniuses at Digital Domain for help, appears to have taken a giant leap in the visual department with his upcoming big-screen adaptation of the bestselling science-fiction book "Ender's Game" (opening nationwide next week November 1st).
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 stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie, Stevie Ray Dillmore, Andrea Powell, Moises Arias, Conor Carroll, Aramis Knight, Brandon Soo hoo, Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy and Khylin Rhambo.