The I Am Number Four Trailer: Twilight With Aliens

"Number 1 was killed in Malaysia. Number 2 was murdered in England. Number 3 was hunted down in Kenya. Before they come for the others, they'll come for me. I am Number 4." Ominous! That's "John Smith" -- a.k.a. Number Four -- one of six remaining aliens from the planet Lorien, describing his plight at the beginning of the trailer for I Am Number Four. What's his course of action for survival?

Teen romance! Based on the first novel of a planned six-part series from Pittacus Lore (the nom de plume of Jobie Hughes and Oprah favorite James Frey), I Am Number Four is your latest heir to Twilight. Alex Pettyfer stars as the titular Four, a high school student who moves around a lot so the evil aliens don't find out where he's hiding. He's got a guardian (Timothy Olyphant, unseen) and a new love (Glee star Dianna Agron) and things would be great...except for the alien hands. And all those people trying to kill him.

The very capable D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) directed Number Four and it was co-produced by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg, so at least you know it'll succeed in providing some action. But will audiences want to watch a Twilight knock-off without vampires? If Pettygrew or anyone else takes their shirt off, probably.

VERDICT: I Am Still Skeptical.


  • The Winchester says:

    So, who's team are we on now? Team 4?
    Doesn't sound as good as Team 7.

  • Ndege says:

    I just returned from Kenya. All our Aliens are alive and kicking.

  • Chris says:

    How is this anything like Twilight? It's an action movie. Lazy writing.

  • Feet of Courier says:

    It looks like number two.

  • MahoganyGaspipes says:

    Only here for the Olyphant. And he's not even in it.
    Yah boo sucks.

  • TurdBlossom says:

    That looks really, really, bad. Avoid at all costs.

  • Lauren says:

    ROSWELL was Twilight with aliens. Or if we want to be more PC, Twilight was Roswell with vampires.

  • Bronson says:

    Here's how. Pretty sulking protagonist with a past meets pretty sulking girl and they must soon confront their choice to be together in light of the supernatural forces in his life that threaten them both. Whereas in 'Twilight' it's vamps and wolves, in this it's aliens and alien bounty hunters. They just fiddled w/ the mix by adding some 'splosions for the guys.

  • Rhatik Darkio says:

    looks like#2

  • Lucas says:

    I have to agree. This is NOT twilight with aliens but rather the WBs Roswell revisted

  • ariel cuz its all underwater most the time and you could do the place up with thing that remind people of beaches uunderwater and mermaids like put sea shells everywhere and stuff.... o and make sure its nothing that can break easy or will get messed up easy cuz guys will want to mess it up im sure... there very immature hahaha good luck and have fun at homecoming