Four Gets Smallvilled For Michael Bay's Pleasure

Despite the massive success of Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen this summer, it's looking more likely that Michael Bay is about to follow through on his robot vacation threat; he's hired writers to script a new movie, and it's bot-free.

Variety reports that Bay and Dreamworks have brought Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Miller on board to script I Am Number Four, the Bay-produced adaptation of A Million Little Pieces author James Frey's new novel (co-written with Jobie Hughes) announced a couple of months ago.

Four, due to be published later this year by HarperCollins, is the first novel in a young adult series about a group of aliens who escape the destruction of their home planet and disguise themselves as teenagers on Earth, only to discover that those responsible for the destruction of their homeworld have followed them and are hunting for them on their adopted planet. It's still unknown if Bay will direct the movie, although it's expected that Steven Spielberg will come onboard to co-produce.

Gough, Millar Adapt SciFi for Bay [Variety]