First image of Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian!
Image Credit: Summit/EnderWiggin.net
Back in December, we gave you an exclusive first look at Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford as Ender Wiggin and Colonel Hyrum Graff in Summit’s upcoming sci-fi adaptation of Ender’s Game(due Nov. 1), based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card. Today, a second official image has hit the net (via fansites like EnderWiggin.net), and it introduces us to Ender’s Battle School companion, Petra Arkanian, played by True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld.
In the still (see a high-res version here), Petra and Ender share a meal in the dining facility alongside their fellow Salamander Army (see those patches on their jumpsuits?) soldiers. That means this is still early on in Ender’s journey, as Salamander is the first army he is recruited to after his time as a Launchie. At the far left end of the table, you can see Bonzo Madrid (Moises Arias), the cruel commander of Salamander Army, who, in the novel, resents having the under-trained Ender fighting alongside him. Fortunately for Ender, Petra proves to be a true and loyal friend — not to mention an expert fighter.
The background of the photo also contains a few gems for super-fans. The scoreboard, which displays daily rankings of all Battle School recruits, looks to be broadcasting a battle between Rat Army and Asp Army, in what appears to be a spherical or circular Battle Room. Director Gavin Hood played coy about the look of the Battle Room when EW spoke with him in December. “I really hope that what we’ve done with [it] will be exciting to people,” he said.
Ohh my goodness! Seeing this picture just makes me soooo freakin excited for the movie. I had the chance to read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card last year and it's nothing like I've read before. Scott Card owned me with his futuristic point of view and genuine writing style. And now that the movie is on it's way to the big screen I just can't help but scream and shout for excitement!
I can say that the book was meant for the big screen, it's cinematic from start to finish. I imagine the book on the big screen while I was reading it and now reading news and seeing movie stills, is just a surreal feeling. I can never be proud of a book that has been turn into a movie. Though I know that movies and books are different, I can say that I can enjoy the visual for my books.
The movie has a beautiful cast, Asa Butterfield(Hugo) is such a great pick to play the part of Ender Wiggin. I know he'd be a great Ender, he has this certain aura and look on his face that makes me imagine him as Ender. I think Harrison Ford will be a great Colonel Graff as well, he's not the one I picture when I was reading the book but I think he'll be a good one. Ohh and did I say that Viola Davis(The Help, Beautiful Creatures) is included on the movie? Which makes me mooore excited for this movie! Meet the cast of Ender's Game
If you haven't read the book, I suggest you read it soon. Scott Card did an awesome job writing this book, I think I could suggest this book to everyone I know. But be aware that the book is Shakespearean level. You have to use your wildest imagination which I think wouldn't be a problem.
HAVE YOU READ THE BOOK? WILL YOU BE WATCHING THE MOVIE? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CAST?