Michael Bay's Sexy Alien High Schooler/Murder Victim Has Been Cast

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We're getting more and more interested in Michael Bay's alien film, I Am Number Four. Especially since he just cast the Number Four, and it's Alex Pettyfer from Beastly. But can this movie really make a February 2011 release date?


The film was adapted from the YA scifi book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes. Here's the basic premise:

"Four" revolves 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 (Pettyfer) disguises himself as a human high schooler, only to discover that he is still being hunted by his planet's enemy.


But what the synopsis doesn't mention is the significance of the number four. There are nine aliens total and in the book the big bad alien murderer cannot kill out of order, from nine on down. By the beginning of the story it's already killed three other aliens...which means it's almost the main character "number 4's" turn.

So there's that whole twist, plus the fact that Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar adapted the screenplay and it's being produced by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.
Even stranger the film's facebook page, which may or may not be the real deal, has the release date set for February 18th 2011. How is that even possible? Will there just be zero FX? It had better have some flash — it's a freakin' alien movie after all.

[via THR]

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Whats with aliens and vampires all hiding out as "high schoolers"?