Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Independence Day Sequel Is Greenlit
Fox makes it officially official
First Trailers For Unfinished Business
Vince Vaughn's European work trip
Natalie Portman In Talks For Steve Jobs Film
Danny Boyle is looking to bolster his cast
Dan Gilroy Adapting Storming Las Vegas
Nightcrawler man working on the script for Antoine Fuqua
Exclusive: Hollywood Stars Put Their Questions To Peter Jackson
Kit Harington quizzes him on Game Of Thrones
New Kingsman: The Secret Service UK Trailer And Poster Land
Wham, bam, thank-you Sam
James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels
‘They’re gonna to be bitchin’’
Mel Brooks Joins Hotel Transylvania 2
As Vlad, Dracula's dad
New Poster For Peanuts
Dream big
Andy Serkis Talks The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
As Empire heads into The Imaginarium...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 November 2014
Ridley Scott Not Planning To Direct Blade Runner Sequel
But he'll produce it for someone else to make
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
Exodus: Gods And Kings
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Get On Up (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Le Jour Se Lève
Empire Star Rating
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Ender's Game Poster Arrives Online
Let the games begin...

25 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: IMPAwards.com

submit to reddit

The man who brought the world the Academy Award-winning Tsotsi and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Gavin Hood, has a big challenge on his hands in adapting a much-loved series of sci-fi novels with Ender's Game, but at least he's passed the first challenge: the teaser poster test.

Doing exactly what a teaser poster should - i.e. tease you, but not in the playground bully way - it shows young Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang) as the film's lead, Ender Wiggin, squaring off in space against another ship.

No look at his face, no mention of his big-name co-stars like Harrison Ford or Ben Kingsley, no guns or blades or anything stereotypically postery. Just... him. And an awkward and somewhat blunt tagline, sure, but if you leave that to one side for a moment it's a pretty impressive piece of postering.

Ender’s Game, drawn from Orson Scott Card’s novel, takes place in the near future, where Earth is under threat from a hostile, insectoid alien race called the Formics. After two devastating attacks, the world’s forces have rallied to defend against the next, setting up battle schools to pick and train the most gifted children in the art of war.

One of those, a shy but strategically talented lad named Ender, is plucked from school and quickly earns the respect of his peers and senior officers, including Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and wartime legend Major Rackham (Ben Kingsley). Of course, it’s not as simple as that – nothing ever is in wartime – and soon Ender must make sacrifices as he enters an epic battle that will determine the future of the human race.

Ender’s Game lands on October 25 in the UK, but as you may have worked out from the American poster above, slightly later in the US.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

More Ninja Turtles Cast
Noel Fisher & others aboard
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Eeeeeeeh mistakes, mistakes, there you are
Not that I want to look for mistakes but we DO see a gun holstered on Ender's right hip and it ain't no space battle nor a ship. It is the entrance to the battle room. Anybody who have read the book knows that the battle room is filled with obstacles. I find it quite confusing that you could do such mistakes since your website and your magazine are awesome and I practicaly never find any factual errors. More

Posted by titanrichelieu at 03:15 on 26 March 2013 | Report This Post

Intrigued
Never read the book, but this poster is actually quite cool/interesting. Agreed with the horrendous tagline too Empire, you know what you are talking about obviously! Love to hear if anyone has read the book(s) and would recommend it/them... More

Posted by DextersLab at 20:23 on 25 March 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
We guide you, Richard Kiley-style, through the secrets of the new park

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape

Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)