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

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


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

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?

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… ;)

Did Harrison Ford phone in that voice over?

That looks awful…….

Ender looks like John Harrison with widow’s peak.

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,

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

@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.

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

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

hmm…….Han Solo?

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

Bad trailer is bad.

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…

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

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

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

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

I don’t understand the hype behind this movie

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

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.

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

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.

…this doesn’t look bad…

Kurtzman / Orci should stick to production!

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


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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

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.



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.


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.

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.


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

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?

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

I don’t understand your question.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


“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?


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