Smallville creators set to adapt sci-fi novel for the the big screen

DreamWorks has set Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, whose writing credits include Spider-Man 2 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, to adapt the James Frey and Jobie Hughes novel I Am Number Four to the big screen, according to Variety. Transformers director Michael Bay will produce and possibly direct the eventual film.

Harper Collins will publish the book, about a group of nine aliens who escape to Earth, disguised as teenagers, after their home planet is destroyed.

According to the report, Bay will be back in business with DreamWorks principals Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, who helped develop the Transformers franchise, and DreamWorks co-prexies Holly Bario and Mark Sourian will steer the potential (maybe inevitable) I Am Number Four franchise.