Man, D.J. Caruso is gobbling up projects like he’s Pac-Man or something. The latest project he’s attached as director is an adaptation of the young-adult science-fiction book I Am Number Four. The story revolves around a group of nine aliens who escaped their home planet just before it was annihilated by a rival species. Hiding out on Earth, the title character disguises himself as a human high schooler, only to discover he is being hunted still by his planet’s enemy.
I Am Number Four will be the first in a series of six written by James Frey and Joby Hughes. Somewhat interesting is that Harper Collins doesn’t release the book until fall and Al Gough and Miles Millar (of TV’s Smallville, Shanghai Noon and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) have already penned a screenplay adaptation.
Looks like DreamWorks is trying to have another hit franchise on its hands. With Gough and Millar writing and D.J. Caruso directing it could be promising. But considering that I didn’t much care for his last film Eagle Eye, it’ll take a lot of convincing to get me excited to see something that was originally written for young adults.
But what will Caruso direct next? Will it be this, Dead Space, Y: The Last Man or The Art of Making Money.
Source: Heat Vision
Tags: D.J. Caruso, Dead Space, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four