Christmas is always a time for people to reconnect. This year, Sky is continuing a timeless story of friendship by reuniting the beloved character of E.T. with Elliott’s 2019 family. The iconic characters from Universal Pictures’ E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial tell the story of their unbreakable connection using technology from Sky.
Lance Acord, Director comments: “More than anything, the whole story is about family.”
E.T. is back on Earth for a surprise visit with Elliott, who now has his own family. Although technology has changed our world since they last saw each other 37 years ago, their friendship remains strong and is a touching reminder of how important reconnecting is at Christmas. This story was made in connection with Universal Pictures, part of the Comcast and Sky family of companies.
Stephen van Rooyen, CEO UK & Ireland, Sky said: “It’s an honour to bring E.T. back to Earth in this new festive short story, helping us to celebrate the magic of family time at Christmas and Sky’s part in bringing our customers together at this special time of year. “
Released in 1982 by Universal Pictures, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is a beloved masterpiece from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg. Henry Thomas starred as Elliott, the 10-year-old boy who helps a lost alien find his way home. The movie was the top-earning film of the 1980s and won Academy Awards for its iconic music (Best Original Score) and groundbreaking technology (Best Visual Effects).