'Ender's Game' Debuts First Trailer

Ender's Game

There's a unique blend of dread and anticipation that flows through the veins of any hardcore book lover when Hollywood decides to adapt one of his favorite tomes, and with its seemingly endless development cycle, the prospect of a movie version of Orson Scott Card's beloved novel Ender's Game has been tormenting fans for years.

The wait is almost over, though -- writer/director Gavin Hood is set to bring his take on the alien invasion sci-fi thriller to screens this November, and although Summit has been rather parsimonious with sneak peeks thus far, they've just dropped a whopper of a first trailer.

It's short, but the first Ender's Game promo clip comes loaded with dramatic dialogue, lots of serious, meaningful looks, and (of course) enough CGI to send viewers swooping around the galaxy before blowing up a spaceship. There's no way this is going to satisfy all of the many fans of Card's series, but you've got to give Hood this much -- he seems to be going all out here, and if the full-length film is as fast-paced as the trailer, it might go by too quickly for anyone to nitpick.

Ender's Game is scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 1, 2013.

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