Beautiful cover for the comic adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Beautiful cover for the comic adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Stan Winston with one of his magnificent creations for Jurassic Park.

Stan Winston with one of his magnificent creations for Jurassic Park.

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Harrison Ford and Sean Connery on the set of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

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Harrison Ford and Sean Connery on the set of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

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See new images and posters for the Cannes premiere that reportedly made Steven Spielberg cry for an hour.

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See new images and posters for the Cannes premiere that reportedly made Steven Spielberg cry for an hour.

Plenty of film-makers have aimed to replicate the Spielberg style, with only the recent Super 8 getting truly close. However, a new film set for release this summer looks set to join J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster in that elite club.

Earth to Echo focuses on the lives of three friends as they face the end of their bond. Their neighbourhood is being torn down and their families are moving in separate directions. Just before this happens, they find a strange message on their phones, and this leads to one final adventure with a mysterious being.

Directed by Dave Green and produced by Relativity Media, Earth to Echo has clear shades of E.T. and The Goonies, so it’s a must-see for Spielberg fans. Even if it wasn’t for those connections, there are so few coming of age films like this around these days that it’s well worth supporting those that do come along.

So check out the trailer and get behind Earth to Echo. Green is on both Twitter and Tumblr, and those links are below along with the film’s official social pages. Like, follow and support this film.

Dave Green: Site | Twitter | Tumblr
Earth to Echo: Site | Twitter | Tumblr | Facebook | Instagram
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Film historian Mark Cousins looks at Spielberg’s style in Close Encounters, Jaws and Jurassic Park in this clip from his documentary The Story of Film.