Though all of the changes appear to be stylistic and there is nothing we didn't already learn in the synopsis taken from the news release back in February, we've highlighted all minor edits to give you an idea of how little has been altered (click to compare):
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.Pretty straight-forward, though the end is admittedly a little bit more spoiler-y than fans of the book would probably like. An epic battle at the end of a sci-fi movie pretty much goes without saying and seems unnecessary to mention, especially if they intend to include in the film the twist we all love from the novel.
Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.
What do you guys think? Are you pleased with the synopsis? Do you think Summit intends to retain the secrets of Ender's Command School training? If so, how will they keep from ruining the surprise while promoting the movie?
Looking forward to finding out!
Ender's Game is set to hit US theaters November 1, 2013.