Lionsgate opening film on Nov. 1
The 50-second video begins with “Battle School Needs You!” title card and Harrison Ford intoning, “When the enemy first invaded, we were not ready.”
The video shows Asa Butterfield as a Battle School recruit and concludes with a test: “Do you have what it takes? Take the International Fleet’s Battle School Aptitude Test to discover your role in protecting Earth from the next Invasion. Our future depends on it!”
Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, a strategically brilliant boy who’s recruited to join the school, quickly masters increasingly difficult challenges and is promoted to command school to train for a battle that will determine the future of Earth. The film is based on the novel by Orson Scott Card.
Lionsgate will release the film on Nov. 1. The film has received plenty of recent publicity over a boycott stemming from Card’s opposition to gay marriage.
The ad was rolled out at Comic-Con as part of the “Fan Experience” for “Ender’s Game” featuring eight rooms representing the most iconic environments of the world with original props and set pieces used in the movie.