DreamWorks has released the first theatrical poster for its upcoming sci-fi action movie I Am Number Four, an adaptation of the newly-published young-adult book of the same name by Pittacus Lore (the pseudonym of writers James Frey and Jobie Hughes). Co-produced by Hollywood titans Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, and directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye), I Am Number Four tells the story of a group of nine alien refugees from the planet Lorien who are hiding out on Earth from a competing alien race bent on wiping them out. After three of the alien refugees are killed, the title character (played by Alex Pettyfer), who has been hiding amongst human teenagers under the guise of "John Smith," decides that he must learn to use his new found powers to combat his pursuers if he has any hope of surviving. Dianna Agron and Timothy Olyphant star. watch the trailer for I Am Number Four >> Posted 12.01.10 by BrentJS
John Smith, the main character in the recently published young-adult sci-fi book I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (the pseudonym of writers James Frey and Jobie Hughes), doesn't yet have the name recognition of other literary heroes like Harry Potter or Edward Cullen, which is likely the reason why the first video featurette for DreamWorks' I Am Number Four movie adaptation focuses on introducing the character. Commentary is supplied by director D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) and lead actor Alex Pettyfer, who explain the origin of the alien refugee known as John "Number Four" Smith and how his newfound powers will help transform him from a "kid" into a "warrior" by the end of the movie. watch the featurette >> Posted 10.14.10 by BrentJS
A teaser trailer has finally been released for the Michael Bay-produced, D.J. Caruso-directed adaptation of I Am Number Four, based on the best-selling novel by Pittacus Lore, the nom de plume of authors James Frey (the faux-memoir A Million Little Pieces) and Jobie Hughes. The movie follows an alien (Alex Pettyfer) who hides in a small Ohio town from the his home planet's enemies. I Am Number Four, set to hit theaters on February 18, 2011, co-stars Dianna Agron and Timothy Olyphant. Posted 09.29.10 by Ryan
Disturbia director D.J. Caruso has finally spoken out about upcoming sci-fi movie I Am Number Four, which is tipped to be a hit with fans of the recently released novel by Pittacus Lore.
There's still a bit of a wait for the movie — set to hit theaters in February 2011 — though promotion has already started, thanks to a behind the scenes video shown at last month's San Diego Comic-Con. see what Caruso said about the movie and star Alex Pettyfer >> Posted 08.07.10 by reelz
If you're getting a little tired of seeing vampires and werewolves everywhere, upcoming sci-fi movie I Am Number Four could be just the thing you're looking for. A behind-the-scenes video premiered at July's San Diego Comic-Con, giving a taste of what to expect from this YA book-turned-movie.
I Am Number Four, written by Pittacus Lore, sees nine teenagers arrive on Earth after their home planet is destroyed. They have powers, they're strong and fast — they're basically superheroes without capes. The enemy responsible for destroying their planet follows the nine to Earth, and starts picking them off one by one. Number Four is the next target, and this is the story of his survival. watch the behind-the-scenes video >> Posted 08.03.10 by reelz
Australian actor Callan McAuliffe is the latest cast addition to the DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg-Michael Bay co-production, I Am Number Four. Based on the as-yet-unpublished book of the same name, which is the first in a planned series of young-adult sci-fi books by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, the movie is expected to begin filming this week, with D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) at the helm.
The movie adaptation was written by Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and tells the story of a small group of survivors from the planet Lorien, who take refuge on earth after a devastating war nearly eradicates their species. Still hunted, the Loriens' only protection is a charm that prevents their pursuers from killing them unless done in a numerically sequential manner.
With three of the survivors dead, Number Four (Alex Pettyfer) takes on the guise of a human high school student and tries to hide out in Paradise, Ohio, under the protection of his guardian (Timothy Olyphant). McAuliffe will portray, Sam, Number Four's best friend. Posted 05.25.10 by BrentJS
After protecting a small Iowa town from a virus in The Crazies, Timothy Olyphant is going to protect a teenage alien hiding in a small Ohio town.
Variety reports that Olyphant has joined I Am Number Four, the adaptation of James Frey (the faux-memoir A Million Little Pieces and Jobie Hughes' upcoming novel, after Sharlto Copley (District 9) dropped out of the movie. why did Copley drop out? >> Posted 05.13.10 by Ryan
Back in July, it was announced that DreamWorks was in the process of acquiring the rights to the as-yet-unpublished book I Am Number Four, the first in a planned series of young-adult sci-fi books by James Frey, author of the scandalous addiction "memoir" A Million Little Pieces, and Jobie Hughes.
Now, THR reports that D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) has signed on to direct the movie adaptation for DreamWorks, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. Michael Bay, rumored at the time to be interested in directing, will act as producer, along with Benderspink.
I Am Number Four tells the story of a small group of survivors of an alien species from the planet Lorien who take refuge on earth after a competing race tries to wipe them out. The title character disguises himself as a human high school student named John Smith, but soon discovers that his species' alien enemies are still on the hunt for him and his fellow survivors. The first of six books, I Am Number Four will be published by HarperCollins Children's Books in the fall. Posted 01.21.10 by BrentJS
Despite saying in a recent article that he wanted to slow down the pace somewhat and do a more actor-driven movie after Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, director Michael Bay may have already signed up for another round of science fiction/action.
DreamWorks is apparently finalizing a deal to acquire the screen rights to I Am Number Four, the first in a proposed series of six science fiction books by James Frey, the best-selling author who admitted on Ophrah that he had embellished parts of his addiction memoir A Million Little Pieces. The publishing rights to the series, about a group of alien teenagers who find refuge on earth after their own planet is destroyed, was supposedly involved in a bidding war, with Bay taking the series to DreamWorks for consideration.
Though nothing's been finalized at this point, Bay added the article to his own blog page, so it seems likely that he will be on board — at least in some capacity. Posted 07.10.09 by BrentJS