‘I Am Number Four’ Featurette Reveals Alien Action Love Story

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The general movie going masses aren’t all that aware of director D.J. Caruso’s (Eagle Eye) upcoming sci-fi/action film, I Am Number Four, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the buzz for this film will grow as the release date nears.

No doubt hoping to expose I Am Number Four to the mainstream, Dreamworks has released a new featurette, in which D.J. Caruso and up-and-coming stars Alex Pettyfer (Beastly) and Dianna Agron (Glee) discuss the mix of action and romance that will (allegedly) make I Am Number Four a worthwhile movie experience.

In case you missed the intriguing I Am Number Four teaser trailer, here’s a synopsis for the film, which is based on the novel by Pittacus Lore:

Extraordinary teen John Smith (Pettyfer) 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 (Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.

Watch the featurette below to get an idea about how the director and stars are shaping the film (and take a look at some new footage from the movie while you’re at it):

I’ll admit that I was intrigued by the teaser trailer for this movie. It looked like it was a healthy mix of sci-fi tropes and comic book-style action. After watching this featurette, I now know that there will be a schmaltzy teen romance glazed all over the action and thrills I was hoping for.

If somebody had initially asked me “Do you want to see Twilight with aliens instead of supernatural creatures?” My answer would have obviously been “NOPE.” However, by now the trailer and the footage I’ve seen has me curious, so I guess I’ll be giving I Am Number Four a chance (for now).

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Do you still think this movie has potential or did that featurette make you think it’s too “Twilight with aliens” for your liking?

I Am Number Four will invade theaters on February 18, 2011. Sidebar: February is typically a dumping ground for sub-par movies – not a good sign for this film.

Source: Walt Disney Studios / Dreamworks

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  1. Yeah after seeing that behind the scenes stuff, I’ll skip this now.

    • Count me in! Im skipping as well.

      • Wise man!

    • me2 skippin this 1

  2. Well. I’m sure THAT wasn’t the intended result they were looking for… 8)


    • LOL.

      • HAHAHA! :D

  3. I ordered the book and got it immediately when it was released. Though I didn’t like the writing style I liked the story very much. Actually I read the whole book without any break all through the night immediately after I received it.
    Whether or not you like movie depends on what you expect from the film. As far as information about the film has yet been released, it is almost exactly the plot from the book, except the Megadorians are smaller due to financial reasons and it might not contain as much retrospectives as the book.

    So if you want to know what is in the movie before it is released, just get the book and read it!
    I can’t wait to see film and probably will see it several times, especially since I think they have a great cast, which refers to all main characters, but especially I think it was a good idea to give the lead to Alex Pettyfer, who did a good job on all his four movies released so far.

  4. *Riker voice* I am number one.

  5. And this movie will be pure number 2.

  6. Glad someone caught my ally-oop.

  7. You know, I’ll watch it only because Pettyfer was Alex Rider and I totally loved that series. Still if the book turns out ok I’ll watch it

  8. Ok Im gonna have to sit this one out as well sorry guys gee wizz at this rate is anybody gonna go see this

  9. dis movies is gunna b epic im readin da book and so far itflippin awsome.

  10. OMG I went and saw this movie and it was everything I wanted it to be. I’m so buying it on DVD when it comes out on DVD. I love Alex Pettyfer and I love him as Alex Rider too.