About a month ago we were surprised with an incredibly fun-looking new sci-fi film called Earth to Echo. The found footage film was supposed to be released on April 24h, 2014, but according to ERC, Relativity has pushed that date to July. The studio must have a lot of confidence in the film to give it a summer release date.
The movie seems to have a kind of '80s Amblin magical feel to it, like The Goonies, E.T., Explorers, and even J.J. Abrams' Super 8. Here's the synopsis for the movie,
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.
The movie was directed by Dave Green and stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt. Want to watch the trailer again!? Here you go...