Adaptation of the beloved science fiction novel starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Abigail Breslin. 70 years after a brutal war with an alien race, young Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin (Asa Butterfield, Hugo) is selected for Battle School to hone his military skills and defeat them once and for all.
To prevent future attacks by the Formics, hostile insect-like aliens who killed tens of millions when they attempted to colonise Earth, the Battle School was established to find the world's most talented young strategists. Led by the esteemed Colonel Graff (Ford), the school's job is to enlist and train the world's best tactical minds - one of whom, the shy but brilliant Ender, quickly establishes himself as humanity's greatest hope. Trained in combat and space warfare, Ender is also ruthlessly psychologically manipulated as the Battle School attempts to mould him into their ultimate weapon against the Formics.
Orson Scott Card's novel, published in 1985, is the first in a series of twelve. The first two are considered amongst the most influential science fiction of the 1980s.