Ever since Summit Entertainment’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s sci-fi epic “Ender’s Game” was first announced, fans have wondered how the specific visual elements of the novel would be brought to the big screen. Well wonder no more, because the new trailer for the film has sent viewers headfirst into the Battle School.

The effects here look stunning, specifically some of the shots that show Asa Butterfield‘s Ender Wiggin organizing assaults during his training. Though the trailer doesn’t offer up looks at fan-favorite characters like Bean or Peter, it at least does show Harrison Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham, Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian, Abigail Breslin as Valentine Wiggin and Viola Davis as Major Gwen Anderson.

Directed by Gavin Hood, “Ender’s Game” is due in theaters on Nov. 1. Hood and Butterfield also held a Google Hangout to talk about the movie with fans.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz