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Watch: Trailer For Orci & Kurtzman’s Ender’s Game – Showing With Star Trek Into Darkness May 8, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , trackback

When you sit down to watch Star Trek Into Darkness there will be a trailer for another sci-fi space movie produced by Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman: Ender’s Game. But you don’t have to wait, the trailer is online now and you can watch it below.


First trailer for Ender’s Game

Since its publication in 1985 there has been talk of a movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel "Ender’s Game." And that movie is finally coming on November 1st of this year. The film was produced by the Star Trek team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and it was written and directed by Gavin Hood (Wolverine). The cast features Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggen.  Watch the trailer below



1. George - May 8, 2013

It’s always nice to see Harrison Ford and this movie looks good.

2. K-7 - May 8, 2013

Good looking trailer, but Harrison Ford looks boring and grumpy in this role. I’m surprised that Orci didn’t learn the lesson from Cowboys and Aliens that Ford really doesn’t play a good bad or indifferent guy?

3. Defiant - May 8, 2013

Harrison Ford is only his pseudonym in this movie, he is going to reveal his real name at some point in the movie, it will be John Harrison… ;)

4. aligee - May 8, 2013

Did Harrison Ford phone in that voice over?

5. peter parker - May 8, 2013

That looks awful…….

6. Aix - May 8, 2013

Ender looks like John Harrison with widow’s peak.

7. El Chup - May 8, 2013

I love Harrison Ford, but it seems to me that he just grumps his way through his movies these days. I think Crystal Skull is the only movie he’s smiled in for years.

Shame, I would’ve liked him to have a memorable performance or two in his older years,

8. Theatre Historian - May 8, 2013

7) have you seen 42 yet?
Its his best role in years, he did a great job as Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Ricky.
Thats probably why I am a bit disapointed with this trailer, cause he was soo alive and engaging again in 42

9. Spockchick - May 8, 2013

@2. K-7
When I saw that scene my mind jumped immediately to Hugo Weaving in that role, Harrison seems too cuddly.

@7. El Chup.
Personally, I would love to see Harrison in a serious Western, an everyman driven to the end of his tether. I see from his bio ‘The Virginian’ was one of his early roles.

10. Matthias - May 8, 2013

I would like to see him as a superior admiral to Kirk in the next movie… ;)

11. The Sinfonian - May 8, 2013

He’s upset at the writers. They called him scruffy, and planked in front of Vader. You know how sensitive he is about Vader.

12. JohnRambo - May 8, 2013

hmm…….Han Solo?

13. The Sinfonian - May 8, 2013

Adserver is slowing down the site this morning. I was trying to say “in front of him in carbonite”. He really hates that.

14. John Harrison Singh - May 8, 2013

Bad trailer is bad.

15. Josh C. - May 8, 2013

I liked Ender’s game and was looking forward to this movie, but this trailer gives me pause. Seems like it was semi-professional. I hope that doesn’t carry over to the movie…

16. Shawn Richards - May 8, 2013

I haven’t read the novel but this almost looks like a sci-fi version of the Hunger Games.

17. fansincesixtynine - May 8, 2013

Loved the book. This trailer is weak. The voice over is terrible. Not encouraging.

18. Barney Fife - May 8, 2013

Yeah, the trailer has issues…but I think it’ll be a terrific picture!

19. Tim - May 8, 2013

Can someone who didn’t like the trailer explain? I thought it was great and am confused at the reactions I’m seeing.

20. Daniel Broadway - May 8, 2013

I don’t understand the hype behind this movie

21. Capt. of the USS Anduril - May 8, 2013

18. The main thing I didn’t like about it is…it pretty much spoiled the entire damn movie in less than 2 minutes.

22. Snugglepuff - May 8, 2013

I don’t see why people are hating on this trailer. It looks good to me.

I would encourage those who don’t know anything about film making and editing to make a trailer as good or better.

23. Captain, USS Northstar - May 8, 2013

Harrison Ford is getting ready to reprise his Han Solo role.

24. Thomas - May 8, 2013

20. I think that wouldn’t be true if you hadn’t read the novel. If you have, you know the context of what’s shown in the trailer and recognize it as a spoiler. But then again, you already knew how the story goes anyway in that case.

25. I am not Herbert - May 8, 2013

…this doesn’t look bad…

Kurtzman / Orci should stick to production!

…since their (written) version of “sci-fi” SUCKS… ;-)

26. USSEXETER - May 8, 2013


27. Phil - May 8, 2013

Sorry, but Harrison Ford has morphed into Walter Matthau. Both great actors, but Mr. Fords action hero days are behind him…

28. sean - May 8, 2013

Looks pretty good to me. I’ll be interested to see this on screen. Though I will feel a bit odd about supporting anything associated with OSC, since he’s such a creep.

29. Commodore Adams - May 8, 2013

I doubt I’ll see this movie, and not for lack of performance by Harrison Ford but because it revolves around children. I could care less about a young child hero and a young cast, another reason why I can and never will get into the Harry Potter movies, I don’t care to watch a bunch of children. The only movie with kids I can stand and is actually fantastic is Super 8. Even hunger Games just looks stupid to me “yea lets go around and kill each other” probably some cliche love story in there as well. Enders Game looks great..except for the kiddies.

30. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

No one should be giving this creep any money. I’ve read that many involved with the film are distancing themselves from OSC and that the studio is trying to figure out how to promote the film without involving him. I’m disappointed in all including Orci, who had anything to do with this film. Wait for a torrent or a pirate. I’m thinking of doing the same for Star Trek.

31. sean - May 8, 2013


Well, I firmly believe in separating art from artist. At the same time, I could understand why someone would not want anything to do with something he was involved in. I haven’t made up my mind just yet as to how I personally feel about it.

32. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

No. I am an artist myself. You are your art, you are your politics.

33. Erehwonnz - May 8, 2013

Leaving aside OSC’s profoundly disturbing politics (his blog posts are really rather offensive), this trailer doesn’t look bad. I first saw it yesterday without sound and was entirely unimpressed: the effects, especially, the CG humans, look less than stellar. However, hearing it now, the story looks somewhat interesting.

My concern, not having read the books and having only heard about them from others, is that this is a film that relies so much on a twist that its appeal with be reduced after a first viewing. Is that the case? I may or may not see this in theatres, depending on what future trailers suggest about the film.


34. sean - May 8, 2013


IMO, once your art is out in the world it isn’t you anymore. People will connect and see things you could never have imagined. Chinatown isn’t Roman Polanski and Roman Polanski isn’t Chinatown.

But it’s obviously a matter of perspective.

35. sean - May 8, 2013


I read commentary from someone involved that in the original script the audience knows what’s going on but the characters don’t. I don’t know if that made it into the final cut or not.

36. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

The Chinatown movie was created by Roman Polanski. It is “of” him. It always will be. I’ve never seen it. I may never see it. R.P. Is disgusting. I would only see it if no money went to R.P. or if he were dead. Though, never ever seeing it makes a stronger personal statement. Yes, your view, which many hold, is a “matter-of-perspective.” It’s a cop-out.

37. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

38. sean - May 8, 2013


No cop-outs, just a difference of opinion. But I understand your POV on this and I would never force mine on you.

39. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

It’s a cop-out in that it allows one to do whatever, with a clear conscience.
Do you intend to see this movie and put money into OSC’s hand?

40. Tim - May 8, 2013

What if you’re just bad at that part of artistry?

41. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

I don’t understand your question.

42. LogicalLeopard - May 8, 2013

33. Erehwonnz – May 8, 2013

I’ve read the book three times, once for myself, once in high school, and once in college. I wouldn’t call the “twist” you’re referring to a twist at all. Not in the Sixth Sense..uhm…sense. It’s just….I dunno, a part of the climax of the movie. The book isn’t dependent on that, and it certainly doesn’t hinder repeat reading. All it really does is set the stage for the future books. So if the movie follows that, it would be the same thing. Nothing to fear.

43. LogicalLeopard - May 8, 2013

20. Daniel Broadway – May 8, 2013
I don’t understand the hype behind this movie


I picked it up off the library shelf as a freshman in high school, and enjoyed it. Then I saw someone else reading it in the cafeteria. I didn’t know the kid, but wanted to come over and say, “Hey, that was a good book, wasn’t it?” But I didnt.

Then I saw another kid reading it. And another kid. Then I figured out that it was on the reading list for some English classes at our school, and that’s why everyone was reading it *LOL* The hype is due to the fact that it’s based on a good science fiction book and has a built in audience of people who had to read it for school. I ended up having to read the book again for class, then I had to read it again when I went to college and took an English – Science Fiction class.

44. Undiscovered Latin Gay Male Trek Character - May 8, 2013

Card is credited as a producer on the film so there is no way to divorce it from his current political activity. He is very publicly anti-gay and a rabid homophobe. Card has been at the forefront of the anti-gay marriage movement, acting as a board member of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which campaigned in favor of Proposition 8 in California. He’s said that if the U.S. government in any way allows states to legalize gay marriage , then the government will become his “mortal enemy,” and he will “act to destroy that government and bring it down.” He’s also advocated for sodomy laws to remain in place to send a clear message that those who flagrantly violate society’s regulation of sexual behavior cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society.” He thinks we’re sub-human and deserve to be jailed. Read about his book “Hamlet’s Father” wherein gay people are child molesters wanting to rape their own children. Since he is a producer, a portion of the profit will most likely go toward funding NOM, so you will be funding the fight against marriage equality.

45. Caesar - May 8, 2013

It doesn’t look very exciting, and I loved the book. I smell ‘bomb’ here, unfortunately for those involved.

46. Mantastic - May 8, 2013

Much in the same way I try to avoid anything made by or starring Scientologists, I’ll be avoiding this one like the plague due to Orson Scott Card being, frankly, somewhat evil. I’m not gay but I have no tolerance for those who create wild propaganda and lies to support their radical religious beliefs and political positions.

One can argue separating art from the artist all day long, but when you’re paying for that art, you’re financially supporting the artist and therefore justifying him to continue making more art that will also be financially supported. No thanks.

47. Red Dead Ryan - May 8, 2013

Well, whatever beliefs Orson Scott Card has, I’m sure they have nothing to do with the movie. He has the right to his opinions, however hateful they may or may not be. I am not familiar with the guy, so I can’t really condemn him or his words and/or actions.

Roman Polanski, on the other hand, is a convicted fugitive rapist who is clearly a scumbag being protected by others.

OSC may be a bigot and a homophobe, but his actions pale in comparison to those of Polanski’s. OSC hasn’t comitted any crime whatsoever.

48. Psy Phi - May 8, 2013

Who cares what OSC’s personal beliefs are? I’m going to Ender’s Game because I like science fiction, and I really do not care what he thinks about being anti-gay the same as I do not care about people being pro-gay, Life is too short to be kept awake at night worrying about such drivel, on either side of the argument.

49. Comm. Lohmann - May 8, 2013


“I haven’t read the novel but this almost looks like a sci-fi version of the Hunger Games.”

So it is a science fiction version of a science fiction book written over twenty years later?

Do you think The Sound of Music is a Musical Version of Les Miserables?

50. Harry Ballz - May 9, 2013


considering this is a thread devoted to your new movie, it would be nice if you made an appearance.

51. Jim Nightshade - May 9, 2013

hes probably very busy for the next week or more…everytime i leave something im hoping he will see or answer he never seems to come back to the article he was posting in haha to me….guess i give up sigh

52. Paul - May 9, 2013

@37 – You know, I remember when people were defamed because they didn’t hide their political opinion. Some were publicly denounced, some just weren’t able to publish their works anymore. Their books disappeared from bookshops, their movies weren’t aired on TV, their articles weren’t published in newspapers anymore. Officially, it was just a coincidence; unofficially, it was called “being on the Index” (as in, Index Librorum Prohibitorum).
I lived in a country like that, for thirty years. The said country was in the Eastern Europe, under the Soviet influence. I dare to say I can recognize a totalitarian bullpoop when I see one, and I’m seeing one right now. You pro-gay guys would make *excellent* political comissars.

No, I won’t skip Ender’s game. Just for the sake of your postmodern witchhunt, I’m going to see it twice.

53. Mad Mann - May 9, 2013

I wonder why this movie is coming out in November.

54. Michael Towns - May 9, 2013

@52 Finally some courage and common sense on the thread.

I, too, am disturbed at the idea of silencing a person who holds unpopular political opinions.

55. sean - May 9, 2013


OSC is free to express his opinions (however gnarly they may be) and people are in turn free to disagree with his opinions and even to choose not to financially support him for those opinions (yay Free Market). Those are all freedoms that everyone has thanks to the First Amendment.

That amendment does not, however, say you can say whatever you want and no one may react with anything but support and gratitude to said expressions. This is a thing that people tend to trot out whenever there are cries of ‘BUT FREE SPEECH!’, and it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how that particular amendment actually works.

The reality is that the power balance here is in OSC’s favor (as it was in the Church’s favor in the case of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum), as he’s the millionaire with power and influence far beyond that of most moviegoers. Painting him as a victim of a witchhunt because some folks are simply expressing *their* rights under the First Amendment and in accordance with the Free Market is absurd.

56. Michael Towns - May 9, 2013

LOL….power balance in OSC’s favor? There is a huge Gay Machine in the US that has OSC in their sights, and they are doing everything they can to bring OSC down.

OSC is one man up against a huge network of gays that lately feel they can browbeat, cower into submission, excoriate, character assassinate, anyone who dares express a religiously informed ethic that differs from theirs.

I’m sorry, sean, but I call pure poppycock on your analysis. What difference does it make that OSC is a “millionaire”? There are plenty of gay millionaires. It’s an absurd point.

57. Michael Towns - May 9, 2013

Oh wow, doesn’t like people saying anything about the huge Gay Lobby in the US.

Stay classy,

58. Red Dead Ryan - May 9, 2013

Look, of course OSC can be criticized for his statements and position. I think its awful what he has said. But he has the right to say it.

What some of us have a problem with, is the comparison being made between him and Roman Polanski, a proven fugitive rapist and criminal.

What Polanski did to a girl was much, much, much worse than the worst thing Orson Scott Card has ever said.

59. sean - May 9, 2013


An argument could be made that Polanski has one victim, while OSC’s actions and political activities have the potential to effect millions. But it’s not a competition to determine who is worse. The comparison was made because they are both creatives involved in Hollywood and a person might object to supporting both based on their personal conscience.

60. Red Dead Ryan - May 9, 2013


I would argue that OSC (and folks who share his mindset) is increasingly being left behind as the world evolves to be more tolerant of homosexuals. Homophobia is on the decline, with more acceptance and inclusion occurring in the political and social arenas.

Whereas Polanski’s crime, rape, continues to be perfectly acceptable despite it being a crime. Rape and molestation are often not being prosecuted, and in many cases, are being excused and endorsed by society, the courts, and politicians.

The number of hate crimes against gays and lesbians are on the decrease, with more and more anti-gay people becoming tolerant. If OSC doesn’t change, he’ll become isolated in his views. So I think despite his efforts, his attitude has backfired on him.

On the other hand, Polanski is just another in a long line of big name celebs who have gotten away with committing a terrible act against someone. Polanski is being protected by the “old boys club” mentality of Hollywood, whereas OSC is not.

Polanski’s actions are much worse than OSC’s. Polanski committed a crime against a girl, damaging her life permenantly, as well as sending a message to boys and men that it is alright to commit sexual assault against women and girls if they have money, power, and friends in high places. More people are familiar with Polanski anyway, so I would argue that his actions are far more influential than that of OSC’s.

61. sean - May 9, 2013


We’re sliding off topic here. Again, it’s not a competition about who is worse. It’s simply that a moviegoer – depending on their personal moral compass – might have an objection to a project involving either man. And there is nothing wrong with them having that objection.

62. cd - May 9, 2013

If I didn’t go to movies based on the beliefs and behaviors of those who involved in making those movies, I would probably never go to another movie again.


63. Anthony Pascale - May 9, 2013

this thread has been derailed. It is a scifi movie, not a political statement.

64. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 9, 2013

Many people are making movies, which people go to see, and they sometimes make big money out of these movies. Those people do not publicly express political and other opinions, so the general public has no way of knowing what their views may be and what causes they may be helping to finance. If people knew, some might be outraged. Just saying…

65. Michael Towns - May 9, 2013

Keachick, I agree with your assessment. :)

66. DaddlerTheDalek - May 9, 2013

OSC seems to be a Creep & I don’t share his obsolete opinions, but I’m going to see this Movie.

67. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 10, 2013

It is clear that some people coming here to post have agendas that are not necessarily about enjoying and talking about the latest happenings within the Star Trek franchise.

While their views can be interesting and thought provoking, they can also lead to some argumentativeness and distraction. What has also become noteworthy is that those people who may profess interest in/love of Star Trek seem to disappear once the reasons/agenda for coming here in the first place have been exhausted.

68. Boborci - May 10, 2013

50 hi Harry!

69. boborci - May 10, 2013

30. Live in the US? Like the constitution at all? Just curious.

70. sean - May 10, 2013

I wondered how long it would be before someone trotted out McCarthy. They need an equivalent to Godwin’s Law for him.

Now, if Undiscovered said we should create laws preventing OSC from making movies or that Bob should be sent to Guantanamo, I could see your point. But he did not. He said we shouldn’t support OSC financially by seeing his movie. He has every right to do so (again, First Amendment, Free Market) and to try to argue his case and to even create a website encouraging people not to see it. He has a fundamental, conscientious objection that he feels strongly about.

For me personally, I have always separated art from artist. Ender’s Game itself does not directly support or advance OSC’s political agenda, so I will likely see it because I think it’s a very well written story (and I trust Bob to translate that to the screen effectively, because I know he’s a big SciFi supporter). I think people are very complicated and we should all be free to disagree as long as we aren’t being oppressive to one another. Undiscovered thinks that’s a copout (and maybe he’s right, who knows?) but it’s how I operate.

71. Harry Ballz - May 11, 2013

@69 Boborci “hi Harry!”

Bob, you ol’ horse thief, you!

I would bet that these days you’re busier than a dog with two dicks!

Good for you! I admire your work.

72. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 11, 2013

Oh Harry, Harry, Harry! I have missed you…

Only a Ballz can talk about a dog with two dicks…LOL

73. Harry Ballz - May 11, 2013

Ah, Keachick, my old friend….you’re still alive?

And one has to admit that a dog with dual appendages would, indeed, be busy!


74. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - May 11, 2013

Trailer looks great. I usually hate trailers. Looks like they’re staying true to the book. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.