I Am Number Four

May 24, 2011 | 1:23 p.m.

Teresa Palmer on ‘I Am Number Four’ sequel and ‘Warm Bodies’ zombie love

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.

‘I Am Number Four’: Alex Pettyfer looks for the alien side of James Dean

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 […]
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