Ender’s Game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. The novel was made into a movie with the same name in 2013. Written and directed by Gavin Hood, the film stars Asa Butterfield as Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, an unusually gifted child who is sent to an advanced military academy in outer space to prepare for a future alien invasion. The supporting cast includes Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, and Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Ben Kingsley.
The movie is set in the future, 50 years after a battle with an alien race called the Formics, or “buggers.” In anticipation of another invasion, the military believes their only hope is taking children to Battle School in space and training them to battle these formidable creatures.