DreamWorks Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four which stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe and Jake Abel.
The film follows John Smith (Pettyfer), a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (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, powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
D.J. Caruso’s previous films include Disturbia and Eagle Eye (both starring Shia LaBeouf), so I Am Number Four could go either way. I think i’ll wait for the full trailer to see whether to spend money on it, but human-looking aliens with superhuman powers is an interesting concept.
I Am Number Four will be released 18 February 2011.