Space Aliens Meet iPhones in an Exclusive Clip from Earth to Echo

The upcoming movie Earth to Echo, out July 2, a family-friendly sci-fi in the E.T. vein, is about a group of friends who — after receiving strange cell phone messages — suspect that something fishy is going on in their neighborhood, right before the area is to be bulldozed for a highway construction project. And, as the exclusive sneak peek above shows, the kids at the center of the story are more than proficient when it comes to their phones.

The phones are also how first contact takes place and how some of the movie’s scenes are presented, mixing a found-footage style with the first-person GoPro aesthetic, writes Time.com

Click here to view the exclusive clips.