D.J. Caruso Directing DreamWorks' 'I Am Number Four' Movie
by Alex Billington
January 19, 2010
Yet another new project for D.J. Caruso. THR announced that Caruso will direct DreamWorks' adaptation of the upcoming young-adult science fiction book I Am Number Four. You may remember hearing about this last year, as we reported on it when it was first announced (at which time Michael Bay was potentially going to direct this). The story in I Am Number Four 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.
The I Am Number Four series of books (six in total), written by James Frey and Joby Hughes, won't be out until this fall. As much as I am dying to hear lots more about these alien kids and the "rival species" that's after them, I guess we'll have to wait for a while, or somehow get our hands on the script (which was written by "Smallville" creators Al Gough and Miles Millar). I just hope that neither of these alien species are giant sentient robots. As for Caruso, he's also got The Defenders, The Art of Making Money, Y: The Last Man, and Dead Space in the works, so we're not sure what he'll end up directing next, but I'm hoping for Dead Space.