This delightful teaser trailer for the family-friendly sci-fi adventure film, Earth to Echo, snuck up on us today, so we thought we’d bring it to you. The story centers on a trio of kids who each receive strange messages on their cellphone, codes that lead them to an alien being who desperately needs their help. The movie appears to have the crowd-pleasing elements of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with maybe a little bit of WALL-E and even Attack the Block thrown in for good measure. Here’s hoping Earth to Echo turns out to be more of an original piece than the sum of its sci-fi parts.
Directed by Dave Green, written by Henry Gayden and Andrew Panay, and starring Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt, Earth to Echo opens in theaters April 25th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Watch the first trailer for Earth to Echo below, and click over to Apple to watch in HD:
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.