Movie adaptations of young adult books are coming faster and faster. I Am Number Four, the alien-refugee YA novel from James Frey and Jobie Hughes’ extraterrestrial pseudonym, Pittacus Lore, was only released this past August, but the trailer for the film version starring Alex Pettyfer and Timothy Olyphant has already come out. Obviously, production on the movie began well before the book hit stores. It looks like they’re hoping to make this into a Twilight-esque hit through sheer force of will.
I had the, let’s call it “honor,” to speak with the novel’s alien author a while back, and I will say the book is pretty much perfectly set up to be turned into a movie produced by Michael Bay and helmed by Eagle Eye director D.J. Caruso. That is to say, there are explosions, vaguely defined characters running away from things, and slightly better defined characters running away from things. The trailer does not disappoint on that front, even giving us a glimpse of Number Four’s glowy hands and telekinetic abilities amongst all the carnage. See the trailer after the jump:
What do you think, PopWatchers? Does this teaser trailer get you excited for the movie? There’s fifty Internet points in it for the first one of you that makes a Number Two joke.