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See the kids of 'Ender's Game' at Battle School in new movie image

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Fans of beloved science fiction novel Ender's Game have been watching closely for progress on the upcoming film adaptation, and an image posted at fansite Ender's Ansible gives us a much better idea of what we'll see from Battle School. Behind Hugo's Asa Butterfield as Ender and True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld as classmate Petra, there's a leaderboard with stats from what's almost certainly a practice battle, as well as some singularly unappetizing multicolored food cubes.

Early screenshots from Ender's Game focused on small environments like Ender's room, and we still don't really know how the most difficult bits — virtual reality environments and the battles themselves — will be handled. This shot shows us what to expect for much of the film, but it's not terribly evocative: the uniforms and leaderboards arguably follow current sci-fi design logic rather than blazing new ground. Even if that's the case, though, this adaptation of a high-concept and character-driven book won't succeed or fail on how it looks.