As seen in the past Novel to Movie features either become a great success or a dismal failure. Ender’s Game already has a shaky start with the game based off the same novel being cancelled. Not helping is the author Orson Scott Card, who already has a bad reputation for is opposition to marriage equality.
The trailer itself looks solid, it has the right “look” for this kind of movie. The cast also looks to be awesome with Sir Ben Kingsley, and Harrison Ford being key actors. All we can do is hope that director Gavin Hood does not bomb this movie as he did with X-Men Origins: Wolverine; instead make it more like his Oscar-nominated foreign film Tsotsi. Also, as fans of the book would agree, the movie really needs to include some of the finer points of strategy; they made the book simply that much more compelling.
Ender’s Game is set to hit theaters on November 1st..