May 7th, 2013
06:00 PM ET
As promised, the first trailer for November's "Ender's Game" arrived like clockwork on Tuesday.
It's much meatier than the teaser clip we were expecting, and fans will be pleased that they're getting a good look at how the adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel has shaped up.
The movie stars Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, a young, gifted strategist who's recruited to a military school to train to take down an alien race.
As Harrison Ford's Colonel Hyrum Graff explains at the clip's opening, "the alien attack nearly destroyed" humanity, and they need "a new kind of soldier - one who doesn't think the way we think, fear the things we fear. One the enemy would never expect."
In other words, someone like Ender. Along with Ford and Butterfield, the cast boasts Hailee Steinfeld as Ender's friend, Petra Arkanian; Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham; and Abigail Breslin as Ender's sister, Valentine.
Breslin told CNN in March that those who loved the books shouldn't worry about the adaptation taking extreme liberties with the plot.
"It does stay true to the book, which I'm excited about," Breslin said. "I love the character [Valentine] in the book as well, so it stays pretty true to the character in the movie."
"Ender's Game" opens November 1.
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