'Smallville' Creators Teaming With Michael Bay For 'I Am Number Four'

James Frey, the golden boy author of Oprah's book club who later became a star on The Smoking Gun for his pseudo-memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," will get his new young adult sci-fi novel, "I Am Number Four," adapted for film at the hands of "Smallville" creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. That's the same movie that Michael Bay scooped up to produce and possibly direct as he wrapped work on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

Gough and Millar will script the movie, based on Frey's as-yet unpublished book from HarperCollins, according to Variety. Bay is still committed to produce, but director duties remain unassigned.

Frey's novel, the first in a series of six by him and co-author Jobie Hughes, follows a group of nine aliens who come to Earth following their own planet's destruction -- that's character territory that Gough and Millar should find some familiar ground in thanks to their work on teenage Superman.

The prospect of Bay stepping up to direct certainly doesn't jive with his desire to do a "small little movie" or Western next. But stranger things have happened.

Do you think Gough and Millar sound like good choices to adapt James Frey's "I Am Number Four"? Would you like to see Michael Bay direct the movie, as well as produce? Sound off in the comment section below!