'Earth To Echo' Trailer: Helping E.T. Get Home

If E.T. and Chronicle had a baby, it might look a lot like Earth to Echo. Director Dave Green employs the found-footage format to tell the story of four kids who discover and befriend a cute, friendly alien. Which, in turn, kinda looks like what might happen if Wall-E and Eve ever found a way to procreate. Check out the new Earth to Echo trailer after the jump.

The heavy Spielberg influence and the tired found-footage conceit keep Earth to Echo from looking more original. But as long as there are kids dreaming of aliens and adventure, there will always be room for movies about kids dealing with aliens and adventure. This could strike the same chord for post-millennials today as Goonies or E.T. did for millennials and Gen Xers in the past. 

Earth to Echo opens July 2. It stars Teo Halm, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt.

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.