Michael Bay To Direct “Number Four”?

“Transformers” director Michael Bay will produce and possibly direct “I Am Number Four” for Dreamworks Pictures says Variety.

Based on six-book science fiction deal, the story follows 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.

James Frey (“A Million Little Pieces”) is attached as one of the writers and Steven Spielberg is expected to be involved in a capacity similar to his work behind-the-scenes on “Transformers”.