The big-budget feature Ender’s Game doesn’t come out until November, but the sci-fi film is already the target of a protest. And it’s likely not the only one to tag the film, which stars Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield of Hugo fame.
The film is based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, an author with strong anti-gay marriage views. That has drawn the attention of gay rights groups including Geeks OUT, which created a petition urging people not to see the film, buy movie-related merchandise or in any way support the project.
The group is organizing a series of “Skip Ender’s Game” events in New York, Orlando, Seattle and other major U.S. cities to coincide with the movie’s debut.
Ender’s Game follows a gifted child (Butterfield) training to help humanity beat back the next alien invasion.