IF's Battle School Needs Recruits - New 'Ender's Game' Viral Video
by Alex Billington
July 17, 2013
"We need the best and the brightest to lead." The International Fleet is recruiting and they want you for Battle School! Wait, that doesn't make sense? Battle School is all about having the skills necessary to make it there. Ah right, which is where the "aptitude test" comes in. Just in time for Comic-Con (where there is a major viral "fan experience" planned) Summit has launched a fun new recruiting site for Ender's Game, asking fans to sign up and join the International Fleet. Alas it's just a Facebook social game, but it's cool to see them pushing marketing for this sci-fi adaptation and there's a lick of new footage to catch in the video.
First up, here's a new video from the International Fleet featuring Harrison Ford as Col. Graff requesting recruits. Watch for a few frames of new footage (and better looking VFX) plus the enlisting link at the end:
If you're interested in enlisting, you can apply at IF-BattleSchool.com and take the aptitude test for ranking:
This wasn't as impressive as I was first hoping, since it's essentially just a Facebook social tool. But this is only just the start in terms of more marketing for Ender's Game, especially with Comic-Con this week. Here are six new character posters/banners for the movie as well, which don't look that great but oh well:
We'll continue to keep you updated on Ender's Game news from Comic-Con and beyond. Stay informed.
70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's beloved 1985 novel of the same name, is written & directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition, X-Men Origins) produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of K/O Paper Products. Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, with Harrison Ford as Colonel Graff, plus Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis. Summit/Lionsgate will be releasing Ender's Game in theaters November 1st later this year.