This holiday season, don’t send your enemies an ironic Hallmark Card, send them an Orson Scott Card…
Novelist Orson Scott Card has been on a tear these last few decades, denying global warming, calling for the banishment of gay sex in all its decadent forms, linking the gays to pedophilia and, perhaps most troubling, once claimed “there is nobody smarter or more capable or with a better record of good government seeking the office of President right now,” than Newt Gingrich. Than Newt. Gingrich.
So yeah, sometimes crazies write books too. And sometimes those books get turned into movies, like Scott’s science-fiction epic Ender’s Game, directed by Gavin Hood of X-Men Origins: Wolverine infamy. Here’s the first image, which has Harrison Ford engaging Asa Butterfield in some sort of high-stakes, futuristic staring contest:
And here’s studio Summit’s 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 (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.
Source: EW via Slashfilm