Gavin Hood's sci-fi epic ENDER'S GAME is highly anticipated by a legion of sci-fi geeks familiar with the source material by Orson Scott Card. I can't claim to be among them, but evidently, a major component of the book is the "Battle Room", a zero-gravity training ground where young recruits learn to fight alien invaders. Well sir, here's your first glimpse of said Battle Room, courtesy of the film's new teaser poster. Check it out below.
Apparently, the Battle Room is, in the words of Hood, "the size of a football field in all directions: up, down, left, right. And the idea is teams jump out from opposite ends of this amazing space and play this amazing game of 3D paintball, almost.”
The film'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, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff 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.
To read some more words from Hood on the Battle Room, head over to Yahoo! ENDER'S GAME opens on November 1st.