Teen sci-fi thriller based on the novel by Pittacus Lore (a pseudonym for writers James Frey and Jobie Hughes). Teenager John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is on the run. Constantly changing his identity and moving from town to town with his guardian, Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John has always been the new boy with no discernible past. But when he arrives in the small Ohio town of Paradise, John's past finally catches up with him as he realises that he is one of a select few being stalked by a powerful enemy. He also discovers that he has superhuman powers - and, as he falls headlong into his first love with schoolmate Sarah Hart (Dianna Agron), that he will now need to use these powers to stand up and fight against his destiny.