After breaking out in 2010 with the Coens‘ remake of True Grit, it’s remarkable that it will take nearly three years to see Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld on the big screen again. While she has a handful of films in the can and few heading into production her biggest project by far is an adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s classic sci-fi novel Ender’s Game.
We’ve now got our first look at the actress in character as Petra Arkanian, as well as another Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker and Moises Arias as Bonzo Madrid. In the photo below via EnderWiggin.net, we can see Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield as our lead character in the film directed by Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). We’ve already shared our hesitation when it comes to this one, but hopefully Hood can prove us wrong and one can check out the photo below for the film also starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis and Nonso Anozie.
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, distiguising 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 arrives on November 1st, 2013.