I Am Number Four
May 24, 2011 | 1:23 p.m.
Teresa Palmer may have gotten her face on the DVD box cover for “I Am Number Four,” but the Australian actress has surprisingly little screen time in this sci-fi release from February that hits home video Tuesday. She talked recently about writer James Frey, her lack of knowledge about Mogadorians and her hopes for a sequel. Apparently, her character — Number Six — will be around a whole lot more in the sequel, as you might have expected from the ending of the first film. PKD: Does “I Am Number Four” have a fan base? Have you heard from them? TP: Oh yeah! I mean the whole reason I started on Twitter [was that] I was meeting so many people who were fans of the movie and the books and they wanted to ask questions. Then someone suggested I get on […]
Feb. 14, 2011 | 3:45 p.m.
D.J. Caruso has directed Shia LeBeouf in “Disturbia” and Al Pacino in “Two for the Money,” but he had some especially ambitious plans for 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer in “I Am Number Four,” the sci-fi action movie that opens Friday. “I didn’t do much research, but D.J. made me watch films like ‘Close Encounters’ and ‘Rebel Without a Cause.’ We really wanted to capture the vulnerability” of his character, John Smith. “Number Four,” with a script written by “Smallville” duo Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” Marti Noxon, presents Pettyfer as Smith, an Earth-bound alien who is being hunted down by some malevolent enemies in bad need of dental work. The film is based on a “memoir” of the same title by the author Pittacus Lore; we are assured that the stories are just a retelling of actual events — although we have […]