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What the hell did these kids find in this intriguing teaser for Earth to Echo?

Dec. 12, 2013by: Paul Shirey

So, the first time I've even heard of EARTH TO ECHO was about ten minutes ago when I saw the trailer. It happens. That said, it looks compelling enough to share with hints of the extraterrestrial genre mixed with some found footage-esque style. From the music to the sound effects (particularly of whatever the "thing" is these kids find) made me immediately think of the old-school '80's alien comedy flicks like EXPLORERS and CRITTERS. It's been a good while since we've had a decent alien (and I don't mean xenomorph) movie and this certainly looks like it has potential.

Don't touch it!:

Here's the synopsis:

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.

Apparently, this was a Disney-produced feature that was picked up by Relativity, although it's unclear as to why Disney decided not to release it. It's got shades of SUPER 8 and CHRONICLE mixed in with THE GOONIES, so perhaps it was too old school for the studio. Either way, I'm interested to see more about this. It's got me on the line.

EARTH TO ECHO is set for release on April 25, 2014.

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6:01PM on 12/14/2013
Everyone wants to direct ET.
Everyone wants to direct ET.
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5:35PM on 12/14/2013
please give up on the shaky cam POV bullshit. this hasn't gotten old yet?! I'm all for awesome live action kids movies, but this looks like it was shot by a ten year old.
please give up on the shaky cam POV bullshit. this hasn't gotten old yet?! I'm all for awesome live action kids movies, but this looks like it was shot by a ten year old.
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1:00AM on 12/14/2013

I thought for sure....

That this was like a prequel to chronicle LOL
That this was like a prequel to chronicle LOL
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10:01AM on 12/13/2013
So they are remaking Super 8 already???
So they are remaking Super 8 already???
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8:21AM on 12/13/2013
Looks neat. But surprised by all the love. It looks like Super 8, and the alien segment of V/H/S 2. Could be good though. I really hope it's not found footage. Chronicle would be one of my favorite superhero/powers movie, but that found footage thing is so lame and forced. The only time I feel a movie benefited from it is The Blair Witch, and Cloverfield, because lets fave it, if a giant monster attacked would you shut off the camera. No you wouldn't.
Looks neat. But surprised by all the love. It looks like Super 8, and the alien segment of V/H/S 2. Could be good though. I really hope it's not found footage. Chronicle would be one of my favorite superhero/powers movie, but that found footage thing is so lame and forced. The only time I feel a movie benefited from it is The Blair Witch, and Cloverfield, because lets fave it, if a giant monster attacked would you shut off the camera. No you wouldn't.
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8:16PM on 12/12/2013

Nice to see

The aforementioned were some of my favorite childhood movies and now my children are around that age so its good to see Hollywood is bringing about a new generation at this type of film. A good rehashing of a genre for once...
The aforementioned were some of my favorite childhood movies and now my children are around that age so its good to see Hollywood is bringing about a new generation at this type of film. A good rehashing of a genre for once...
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7:17PM on 12/12/2013
This is the first I've heard of it. While I'm inclined to agree with violentbuddha, I strongly feel there aren't enough kid-centric adventure flicks (should we really count Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Journey 2 The Mysterious Island?) and I really wish films like The Goonies still got made on a regular basis.
This is the first I've heard of it. While I'm inclined to agree with violentbuddha, I strongly feel there aren't enough kid-centric adventure flicks (should we really count Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Journey 2 The Mysterious Island?) and I really wish films like The Goonies still got made on a regular basis.
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6:46PM on 12/12/2013
Not bad but its destined to be considered a not-so-super 8
Not bad but its destined to be considered a not-so-super 8
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2:47PM on 12/12/2013
That really surprised me. Ear is now on the ground.
That really surprised me. Ear is now on the ground.
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2:11PM on 12/12/2013
Sounds like it could be fun, shit even the character names sound old school 80's
Sounds like it could be fun, shit even the character names sound old school 80's
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