Screenwriter Ehren Kruger and the writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in talks to team to write the screenplay for DreamWorks/Paramount’s Transformers 2, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Director Michael Bay, star Shia LaBeouf and producers Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Don Murphy are back in their respective chairs, as is executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The trade adds that the teaming of A-listers to write such a huge project might be an industry first and could have been necessary because Kurtzman and Orci — who wrote first movie — also are busy writing J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie for Paramount and producing Eagle Eye for DreamWorks.
The three writers are also working together on Nightlife, a DreamWorks serial-killer project that sees Kruger adapting a Thomas Perry novel, with Kurtzman and Orci producing along with Neal Moritz. Kruger also adapted the Stephen King novel “The Talisman,” which Spielberg is exec producing for TNT.
Kruger met with Bay and Hasbro president Brian Goldner and impressed the duo with his knowledge of the “Transformers” mythology.