I'm also expecting some jumping, running and generally crazy stunts from Valentine Wiggin played by Abigail Breslin, as she has super fit (physically as well as visually) gymnast and stunt woman Kristina Beckett doing the hard bits for her.
The general premise is that kids are taught to be soldiers from an early age and lead the fight against a race of intergalactic aliens......and the movie has Harrison Ford in it......Han Solo is gonna kick some alien ass!!!
Here's the official synopsis:
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.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.
This movie sounds like it could be spectacular if done right........I think I'll try and get the books on my Kindle and see what all the fuss is about before it hits the cinema.