Actor Alex Pettyfer got the lead role in I Am Number Four, an upcoming sci-fi movie based on the series of books written by James Frey and Joby Hughes. The story revolves around a group of alien teens who came to Earth after their planet was destroyed by an enemy species, and who soon discover that their enemy is now after them on Earth.The film is directed by D.J. Caruso. The release date is set for February 18, 2011.
I AM NUMBER FOUR
Here’s a video showing the behind the scenes of I Am number Four and in which the crew introduce the film:
“Nine infant aliens, which closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and follow them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers as they become adults. They are each assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequence of their numbers.
Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student. He makes a friend, Sarah (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.”
Alongside Alex Pettyfer, the film co-stars Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe, Jake Abel. I heard they have a $60 million budget, so there’s hope for the movie I Am Number Four to be more than a movie for teens.