'Earth to Echo' Trailer Echoes 'Super 8' and 'The Goonies'

Courtesy JoBlo
A kid and adult-friendly film about aliens that looks like it could be the love child of "The Goonies" and "Super 8?" Sign us up! Directed by Dave Green, "Earth to Echo" won't be in theaters until April 25, 2014 and based on this new trailer, it looks promising. According to JoBlo, the film was originally supposed to be released by Disney but then was picked up by Relativity. Why? Not sure but Disney may be kicking themselves.

Below is the synopsis and then check out the trailer. Let us know what you think these little scamps happened upon. An alien? Is it friendly? Cute? Gelatinous? Will they poke it with a stick? We'll have to wait until April 25 to find out.

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.

-Larissa Mrykalo