How is Google involved in James Frey's YA book and movie deal?

James Frey, the writer notorious for his not-quite-factual memoir A Million Little Pieces, just landed a $2 million deal with Fox for the movie rights to his upcoming young adult novel, Endgame. But how is Google involved in this Hunger Games-esque project? » 1/14/14 7:20am 1/14/14 7:20am

Is this the new author of the I Am Number Four sequels?

Officially, the bestselling novel I Am Number Four and its sequels are the work of Pittacus Lore, an elder of the endangered Lorien civilization. Unofficially, they're the creation of Million Little Pieces author James Frey, and his "fiction factory." » 8/20/12 2:00pm 8/20/12 2:00pm

Pittacus Lore, the Ancient Alien Who Likes to Write About Teenage Heavy…

Pittacus Lore is an Elder of the Lorien civilization, who for some reason enjoys writing books where he painstakingly documents the make-out sessions of the teenagers of his race. (Actually, Pittacus Lore was originally a pseudonym for James Frey and his co-author Jobie Hughes — who did the bulk of the writing on I Am… » 8/17/12 1:04pm 8/17/12 1:04pm

I Am Number Four: Because you don't deserve anything better

It's no accident that the hero of I Am Number Four has a number instead of a name. He's a cipher. One of the most generic heroes ever created, he has absolutely nothing to distinguish him from every other rebellious/angsty teenage hero ever. And he's the perfect hero for this "alien in high school" story, which is a… » 2/18/11 9:00am 2/18/11 9:00am

Sexy alien teenagers running amok and blowing $@#! up: Everything you…

The big-screen adaptation of Jobie Hughes and James Frey's extraterrestrial runaways saga I Am Number 4 hits theaters tomorrow. We talked with the cast and director DJ Caruso about the Michael Bay-produced film's many high-octane stunts and why the film isn't a xenobiological Twilight, but rather — in the words of… » 2/17/11 4:30pm 2/17/11 4:30pm

First I Am Number Four clips illustrate why this film is Twilight with…

Just how exactly will I Am Number Four bring the Twilight feeling to a story about an alien refugee? Six new clips from the film show just how Twi-cracky this film will get. Plus tons of Michael Bay-style explosions. Spoilers? » 1/28/11 4:25pm 1/28/11 4:25pm

New footage from I Am Number Four shows the alien-Glee love connection

New teen action alien movie I Am Number Four has released a new featurette with lots of new footage. We're down - except for them trying to convince us that Quinn from Glee is playing an unpopular "loner." » 11/18/10 1:30pm 11/18/10 1:30pm

James Frey's new publishing model: A factory for Hollywood-friendly…

James Frey's I Am Number Four didn't blow us away... but as a movie pitch in book form, it worked great, since Michael Bay and DJ Caruso have already filmed it. And it's just the first of many. » 11/12/10 9:00am 11/12/10 9:00am

First teaser trailer for high-school alien film I Am Number Four

The first teaser trailer for D.J. Caruso's teen alien flick I Am Number Four is out. If you like sexy humanoid aliens, ducatis, samurai swords and light-up finger blasts, then this is the alien action movie for you. » 9/29/10 11:00am 9/29/10 11:00am

James Frey's teen alien angst book feels like a bad movie novelization

Some of the most exciting, memorable science fiction of the past few years has come out in the young-adult section. And then there are books like the much-hyped I Am Number Four, which is pretty forgettable. Spoilers ahead! » 7/20/10 12:14pm 7/20/10 12:14pm

Teresa Palmer enjoys playing a superpowered, Ducati-riding alien

While scheduling conflicts kept Sorcerer's Apprentice co-star Teresa Palmer from joining the next Mad Max film, it's not stopping her from playing an alien bad-ass in D.J. Caruso's I Am Number Four. Learn why Palmer might be the next Angelina. » 6/28/10 12:39pm 6/28/10 12:39pm

D.J. Caruso Is Filming James Frey's Sexy High School Alien Novel

Piss off, Twilight — the new teenagers in hiding are aliens. Gawker intern/novelist James Frey's series I Am Number Four is being turned into a movie by D.J. Caruso and Michael Bay. Huzzah, something new to spray ab muscles onto. » 1/20/10 3:26pm 1/20/10 3:26pm

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. » 8/30/09 7:00am 8/30/09 7:00am