Now the author promises rescue by the Wednesday team

Now the author promises rescue by the Wednesday team

I Am Number Four was released in 2010 as part of the young adult boom of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Divergent and was adapted for the big screen a year later as a similar sci-fi hopeful directed by DJ Caruso. While the film starring Alex Pettyfer and Teresa Palmer flopped mercilessly with the press – the film only has a score of 33 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes – I Am Number Four only managed to gross a disappointing $149.9 million.

No wonder, then, that the Lorien Legacies series by James Frey and Jobie Hughes never received another adaptation and the six subsequent novels have not yet been made into films. However, that could now change, because as the novelist James Frey recently revealed, there is one New adaptation of I am Number Four worked.

Wednesday team should reissue I am Number Four

James Frey explained in an interview with Sci-Fi & Fantasy Gazette as part of his work on the DreamWorks series Fright Krewe that Fast & Furious producer Neal H. Moritz would like to reissue the material:

Neal Moritz produced a version by the original authors [des Films, Alfred Gough und Miles Millar] is written, who just did Wednesday. So we’re in the process and I can’t say if it’ll ever actually get done or not, but I’m working with great people who are trying to make it happen, that’s for sure.


I’m number four

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, together with Marti Noxon, were already responsible for the script for I Am Number Four, which of course doesn’t sound particularly promising given the poor execution of the film. However, the author duo has had a real hit in recent years with the Netflix series Wednesday and has once again demonstrated their storytelling skills. The two also wrote the script for Tim Burton’s latest prank Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, which awaits us in cinemas on September 5, 2024.

I’m number four as a series?

In fact, the Lorien Legacies series could experience a real renaissance with a new edition and win over both old fans and new fans, similar to what Percy Jackson: The Series recently did after two failed movies.

As James Frey explained, we may have to wait a while until the I am Number Four project becomes more concrete.