A new I Am Number Four featurette has been released by DreamWorks, and its great introduction to both the film and its characters. The film is about a young man (Alex Pettyfer) who has escaped from another planet, is running from his enemies, and falls in love (Dianna Agron) while learning of his true potential. It is directed by D.J. Caruso, who has helmed both Eagle Eye and Disturbia, and is produced by none other than Michael Bay of explosions fame. It also stars Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice), Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and Timothy Olyphant (The Crazies). With its release on February 18, 2011, featurettes like this should build interest in an already fascinating looking film. For the featurette, synopsis, and more, hit the jump. Also click here for Steve’s report about visiting the set, click here for his interview with Pettyfer, and click here for his interview with Caruso.
What is really interesting about this featurette is its emphasis on the romance. The trailer really builds on the action adventure side of the I Am Number Four. But seeing the strong romantic aspect with budding starlet Dianna Agron (Glee) is intriguing, and adds depth to what is already known about the film. Alex Pettyfer himself has practically been trained as a young leading man, with films such as Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker and the upcoming Beastly under his belt.
Here’s the official synopsis for I Am Number Four:
Three are dead. Who is Number Four? D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) helms an action-packed thriller about an extraordinary teen, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.