Heat Vision is reporting that D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) has signed on to direct the adaptation of James Frey and Jobie Hughes’ sci-fi book I Am Number Four.
The book is about a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species. While the high school-aged kids assimilate, the title character discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that blew up his planet.
HarperCollins Children’s Books is publishing the book, which would be the first in a series of six, this fall.
Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the screenplay. Michael Bay will produce algon with Benderspink for DreamWorks Pictures.
Caruso is also developing The Art of Making Money at Paramount.