Dreamworks has just released the first trailer for the Michael Bay-and-Steven-Spielberg-produced, DJ Caruso-directed, aliens-in-high-school movie, I Am Number Four, based on the forthcoming book series from James Frey (the Million Little Pieces guy) and Jobie Hughes. It stars Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Alex Pettyfer, whom I have renamed Alex Pretty Fur. If you’ll remember, this is the film Sharlto Copley dropped out of in a dispute over alien ears. Anyway, here’s the rundown:
In the film, an extraordinary young man, John Smith, 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, 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, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
His incredible destiny? MIND BULLETS! (*tries to bend spoon, poops pants*)
Meanwhile, in an incredible exclusive, I was able to obtain this footage of director DJ Caruso directing the action on set:
Hold on, I’m receiving a message in my earpiece. …Okay, I’m being told that this is actually DJ Kitty, not DJ Caruso. We apologize for the error.