Sometime last month, a group of studio execs embarked on a top secret project that we're only just finding out about now. It was a pretty massive experiment -- something that's never been attempted or even talked about -- but they failed. It couldn't be done. Who knows if they'll ever try to clone writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci again, but for a minute there -- when the impossible seemed possible -- studio execs everywhere felt safe; they felt at ease. So now, it's onto Plan B -- bring in another writer (yes, they do exist!) to help churn out a script for Transformers 2. The Hollywood Reporter tells us Ehren Kruger has joined Kurtzman and Orci; he'll help the dynamic duo bust out a script faster than it takes a teenage boy to imagine a naked Megan Fox crawling underneath his covers at night*.
But it's cool, because Kruger has promised all those involved that he knows his transforming robots. And he's a good choice, if you forget about Scream 3, The Brothers Grimm and Reindeer Games -- he also penned The Ring and the very awesome Arlington Road. The reason why he's being brought in is because Kurtzman and Orci are mega busy as of late; not only are they rushing to complete the Star Trek XI script, but the three are also working on a serial-killer flick called Nightlife. Since they want everything completed before a potential strike, all three will have to write until their fingers bleed -- but for a deal that some are saying is worth between $5 million - $7 million, I'd write upside down, naked, with a little elf tickling me if I had to. HR also confirms that Shia LaBeouf will reprise his role in the sequel, with Michael Bay back behind the camera and producers Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Don Murphy assisting. Transformers 2 is currently eying a June 26, 2009 release date.
*I'm sort of sick of looking at those pictures of robots, so until we get some new shots, I'm sticking with this image up top of Megan Fox. Foxy!