3. Earth to Echo
What? Everyone loves E.T. It’s hard not to. It’s a touching tale of an alien that just wants to return home and the kids that wish to help him get there. “Earth to Echo” is much like a modern retelling of the classic tale. A few kids start receiving weird messages that lead them to find a contraption of sorts housing an alien. They soon find that the alien is in trouble and needs their help.
Who? The film was developed and shot under the Disney umbrella, but release strategy issues caused them to sell the distribution rights to Relativity Media. So, though the trailer may not look like much, remember that this has Disney’s fingerprints all over it and that may count for something. First time director Dave Green helms the project that is full of relatively unknown talent. Will we see the next Drew Barrymore break out in this film?
When and Where? “Earth to Echo” will be hitting theaters in a wide release on July 2nd.