DreamWorks Pictures has released a new featurette for DJ Caruso‘s bigscreen adaptation of the sci-fi action thriller I Am Number Four. The two minute video gives us an overview of the film’s story, as explained by the cast and crew. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
We’ve covered I Am Number Four quite a bit, in part because it was originally rumored as a directorial gig for Michael Bay. Then DJ Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) signed on, as did Sharlto Copley from District 9. Copely had to drop out and was replaced by Timothy Olyphant, and Alex Pettyfer took the title role.
Now there’s a trailer for the film, teasing the idea of a super-powered kid on the run. Read More »
While I was sitting around waiting to get into the panel for The Goon on Friday, I noticed a little card with a printed QR barcode on one side and a shape that looked vaguely like the UbiSoft logo on the other. Then I remembered that I’d installed a barcode scanner on my phone, and found that scanning the code pointed me to a URL containing a little behind the scenes fluff video for DJ Caruso‘s I Am Number Four, which is currently in production. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Earlier today it was reported that District 9 star Sharlto Copley was forced to drop out of the Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg-produced D.J. Caruso-directed adaptation of James Frey and Jobie Hughes‘s teen sci-fi alien book I Am Number Four due to “scheduling conflicts with his upcoming press obligations for Fox’s The A-Team.”
As we all know, “scheduling conflicts” is more often then not public relations coverup for some sort of behind the scenes problem, and this might be no exception.
Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
The film adaptation of I Am Number Four, the first book in a sci-fi novel series co-authored by James Frey, became a big deal pretty fast. First it was because the film was rumored to be set up as a project for Michael Bay to produce and, possibly, direct.
Then DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) was tapped to direct, with Bay and Steven Spielberg producing. Actors have steadily been added to the film, and now we’ve got one more: Dianna Agron, who has had insane exposure in the last year thanks to her role on Glee. Read More »
Teresa Palmer has become the newest go-to good looking actress for geek film properties. The Australian actress had a small role in The Grudge 2, but had her big break in the Adam Sandler family comedy Bedtime Stories. She’s one of the leads in Disney’s upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer-produced fantasy adventure The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and is in preproduction on Mad Max: Fury Road. And lets not forget, she was attached to star in the George Miller-directed Justice League of America movie, which has since been abandoned.
Her latest gig is a science fiction adaptation: the Dreamworks’ Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg-produced D.J. Caruso-directed teen sci-fi alien adaptation I Am Number Four.
Posted on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Sharlto Copley, better known as the star of District 9 and the upcoming A-Team big screen movie adaptation, is in talks to star in Dreamworks’ Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg-produced D.J. Caruso-directed teen sci-fi alien adaptation I Am Number Four.
Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Earlier this week we learned that Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker and Beastly star Alex Pettyfer was in talks to play the lead character in Dreamworks’ Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg-produced D.J. Caruso-directed teen sci-fi alien adaptation I Am Number 4. And today Disney has launched an official Facebook page for the film, which includes a release date:
February 18th 2011 — less than a year away?
Seems a bit soon, right? If true, the film is going head to head with Jonathan Liebesman’s alien invasion war film Battle: Los Angeles, which by the way, has been in post production since late last year.
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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker and Beastly star Alex Pettyfer is in talks to play the lead character in Dreamworks’ Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg-produced D.J. Caruso-directed teen sci-fi alien adaptation I Am Number 4.
The screenplay adaptation was written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, which kind of makes sense if you think about it (teenage aliens that fall from space to earth?). Caruso is of course the director responsible for Taking Lives, The Salton Sea, Two for the Money and more recently, Disturbia and Eagle Eye. Bay has previously been developing the project as a potential directing gig.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 by Devindra Hardawar
Director D.J. Caruso has come a long way since his days of directing television shows like VR 5, Martial Law, and most notably, The Shield. His latest feature, Eagle Eye, was such a complete mess of a film (reviewed here on the /Filmcast) that it made me dread any potential project that he was attached to for some time. Now THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Caruso is attached to direct an adaptation of James Frey (he of the A Million Little Pieces scandal) and Joby Hughe’s upcoming young adult sci-fi novel, I Am Number Four.
The plot centers 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 script comes courtesy of Al Gough and Miles Millar, creators of TV’s Smallville.