The fate of the Earth is at stake, people! The buggers will destroy us all if we don’t get our army built up and maxed out! Harrison Ford (as Ender’s Game‘s Colonel Graff) wants you to test your mettle and see if you’ve got what it takes to prepare for futuristic warfare. Or maybe this is just a promotional video to get people interested in the film. But you can’t cage the spacebear once he’s been unleashed!
There is some dazzling new footage in the video above, showing off the film’s slick visuals, though Ford’s appearance looks dated enough to have been filmed when Orson Scott Card’s novel came out. The clip directs you to a Strategic Aptitude Test, which works the same as most of these viral campaigns do. (Remember Pacific Rim, anyone?) They ask you a series of questions, in which a couple of your Facebook friends will make an odd appearance, and then you either get recruited or you don’t. It’s all about the greater good! Check out my Rat Army recruitment screen below.
But what you guys are really interested in is getting a good look at the immersive Ender’s Game Comic-Con Fan Experience. Our sister site Cinema Blend has sent its best and brightest to San Diego, so you don’t even need to leave home to see the sights and geek out on how detailed the exhibit really is.
Set up across the street from the convention center pandemonium, the Experience allows visitors to walk among representations of the film’s many sets, including the launch ship, the classroom, and the bunks. Even the Wiggins’ living room is there. If there’s anything fans love more than mantle photographs, I don’t know what it is. I kid, of course, because it’s pretty fricking cool. Many of the film’s props are also on display, including uniforms and weapons. If you get motion sickness, there’s something to help that as well. Check out some of the pics below, and head over to Cinema Blend for the rest.
Those beds look downright uncomfortable. I’m meant to lead people into battle and do it with a crick in my neck? Somebody is going to hear about this. Below are some of the film’s props, plus a 3D printer used in the film, which fans can win.
The Ender’s Game panel happens later on today and will include a full Q&A with the cast and director. The film comes out on November 1. Hopefully our enemy hasn’t destroyed us by then.