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Harrison Ford arrives at the Cinemacon Big Screen Awards red carpet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. (April 18, 2013) Credit: AP

A trailer for "Ender's Game" has hit the Web, offering a glimpse of the upcoming adaptation of Orson Scott Card's best-selling sci-fi novel from 1985.

It's clear what finally pushed the studios to make the novel: The sudden proliferation of movies based on young-adult novels, many of them set in schools ("Harry Potter"), training camps ("Percy Jackson") or violent competitions ("The Hunger Games"). In that sense, "Ender's Game" seems a few decades ahead of its time: It tells the story of a very young boy, Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), chosen to undergo intense training for a potentially apocalyptic battle against a race of hostile aliens.

Also in the cast are Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit").

"Ender's Game" is due in theaters Nov. 1.

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