Earth To Echo is a film that centers on four kids and their journey to try and help an alien back to its home - so comparisons to classics like E.T., The Goonies and Stand By Me are going to be inevitable.
“We do have remnants of all those wonderful movies that I grew up on, but we are not that movie,” said producer Andrew Panay. Earth to Echo does pay homage to those films, but this movie is all documentary style. “It comes from the kids’ perspective, while those movies were from a bird’s eye view.”
Director Dave Green said that it’s beyond humbling to be mentioned in the same sentence as E.T.
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