Michael Bay is developing a film based on the unpublished teen scifi novel, I Am Number Four, being written by memoir faker James Frey and a young man named Jobie Hughes. The book, the first in a series, is about nine aliens who escape their destroyed world and hide on Earth as normal teenagers. Things aren’t safe for them, though, as the enemy who blew up their planet still hunts them.

So if you have aliens living as teens on Earth, who do you go to? Why Al Gough and Miles Millar, the guys who created the horrific TV show Smallville. That’s who Bay has hired to write the script, and since they’re all done writing Hannah Montana: The Movie (that is not a joke, not a snarky comment, just the facts), they’re free.

via the Hollywood Reporter



Bay may direct, but the project is in such early stages that no one can be sure. It’s possible he may want to fit another movie in before heading on the hugeness of Transformers 3.