Harrison Ford is ready to play a game. Ford has officially signed on to be part of the upcoming big-screen version of Ender’s Game.
Ford will play the “Commander of Training for the International Fleet,” heading the academy. He spots Ender’s potential and pushes him to be the ruthless annihilator the commander so desperately needs him to be.
Hugo actor Asa Butterfield is starring in the lead role (Hailee Steinfeld and Ben Kingsley are also on board), set in a future where the Earth is under attack by an insect-like race and mankind has created a battle school to train fighting forces. In this environment enters Ender Wiggin (Butterfield), a kid who is tormented by bullies and an older brother but proves to be a master at a three-dimensional, zero-gravity laser tag-like game. That sets him on a path as a possible savior of the human race.