BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

Another day, another poster for a YA blockbuster. Ender's Game's new poster is a bit of a blockbuster-poster-by-numbers: there's your floating heads, the whole cast there and then there's that obligatory wordplay on the title tagline that isn't nearly as clever as the marketing folks probably think it is. Still, everyone looks suitably end-of-the-world tense, and the accompanying trailer's pretty badass.

Here's the previous poster, which I actually like a lot:

If you haven't heard about the film yet, here's the synopsis:

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 (), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.

Ender Wiggin (), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, 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.

And finally, a suitably action-packed trailer:


Have any of you read the novel? Do you think it'll make good cinema? Sound off below.


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