If it were possible to somehow take Josh Trank's Chronicle and J.J. Abrams' Super 8 and mash them up in some kind of futuristic celluloid fusing machine, I think the results would look a lot like Relativity Media's upcoming sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo. We've got the synopsis and the first trailer for you to check out after the jump
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.
I'm not a huge fan of the whole "shaky-cam" thing, but Earth to Echo looks like it could be a decent little sci-fi adventure. We'll know for sure when the movie lands in theaters April 25, 2014.