The marketing machine behind Gavin Hood‘s Ender’s Game has stepped up the pace and released a number of new treats for SDCC 2013. There’s a recruitment video featuring Harrison Ford as the head of Battle School, Colonel Hyrum Graff and a look at one of the legendary heroes of the IFC (International Fleet Command) Mazer Rakham played by Ben Kingsley. Both give us a good look at the overall style and special effects we can look forward to.
If that wasn’t already enough for one day, there is this additional bit of viral marketing attached to the recruitment video, it’s a link that takes you to the International Fleet’s Aptitude Test.
There’s sure to be more news later this week after the Ender’s Game panel in the infamous Hall H at this years Comic Con. We’ll be keeping track and bringing it all to you.
Ender’s Game hits theaters screens November 1st starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Nonso Anozie, Stevie Ray Dillmore, Andrea Powell, Moises Arias, Conor Carroll, Aramis Knight, Brandon Soo hoo, Jimmy “Jax” Pinchak, Suraj Parthasarathy and Khylin Rhambo.
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 Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer.
Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), 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.
The one thing that sprang to my mind in watching this video of Mazer Rackham is perhaps this could be the way to bring Randy Quaid’s Independance Day character back to life in the ID sequel. If Mazer Rackham can Kamikaze into a Mother-ship and survive to train Ender, why can’t Randy?
What do you think about it?
And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out our exclusive report on The Ender’s Game Experience, straight from Comic Con!
Via: Bleeding Cool