Ender’s Game blasts its way into theaters on November 1. While it is widely known that Gavin Hood’s film takes some liberties with, and makes some significant changes to Orson Scott Card’s novel, one thing fans are eager to see are the zero gravity scenes at Battle School. In the book these are some of the most vivid, exciting moments—even more so than what has been turned into those big action spectacles—and they have the potential to be incredible, if they’re done right. This new behind the scenes feature, “Building Ender’s World,” digs into the special effects of the film, of these scenes and much more.
Set in a futuristic world where the human race has survived an invasion by an alien race known as Formics. The inventive heroics of one man, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kinsley) saved the day. In order to prevent this from happening again, the military has started looking for future leaders, young, but strategically gifted kids, who think like their fully grown, overly conditioned counterparts no longer can. Andrew “Ender” Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) is one of the most gifted recruits, and is taken to Battle School, an orbiting military academy, and pitted against his classmates and pushed towards his breaking point.