Relativity has released a new Earth to Echo trailer for director Dave Green’s sci-fi family adventure film. The found footage pic revolves around a trio of kids who each receive strange messages on their cellphones, leading them to a friendly alien being that needs their help. This new, shorter trailer backs off the “Steven Spielberg ripoff” vibe from the previous trailers, but still plays up the kid-friendly angle for the PG-rated pic. The film is clearly aimed at a younger audience than something like Transformers, and it very well could provide a nice alternative for pre-teens this summer.
Hit the jump to watch the new Earth to Echo trailer. The film stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt. Earth to Echo opens July 2nd.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Earth to Echo:
In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.