In an apparent effort to overcome the reluctance of screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to produce a screenplay for the sequel to their Transformers hit movie, Dreamworks and Paramount have brought in a third writer, Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Scream 3), to help lighten their load, the Los Angeles Times reported today. Kurtzman and Orti are currently producing Star Trek for Paramount and Eagle Eye for DreamWorks. In reporting the deal, the Times noted that the Transformers sequel is not due to be released until June 26, 2009, giving special effects experts time to compile action sequences in case a strike by the Writers Guild of America occurs next month (which leaves one wondering whether, after the strike, the writers will be asked to create a screenplay that will incorporate the already-filmed action sequences).




10/10/2007