The latest casting news regarding upcoming sci-fi flick I Am Number Four comes in the form of Teresa Palmer, star of the upcoming, surprisingly good looking, Nic Cage/Jay Baruchel effects extravaganza The Sorcerer's Apprentice as well as the Gibsonless Mad Max reboot Fury Road. Palmer joins Alex Pettyfer (Stormbreaker) in the Dreamworks Pictures adaptation of the young adult novel by James Frey and Jobie Hughes.
The movie is to be directed by DJ Caruso, of Disturbia/Eagle Eye/Shia LaBeouf team-up fame, and is produced by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay. Al Gough and Miles Millar, scribes of the hit CW show Smallville, wrote the screenplay, and it would seem like familiar territory for them, being astory about teenage alien who escaped their dying homeworld. Their planet was destroyed by big, bad, evil people, who are now hunting down the kids on Earth.
Palmer will play Number Six, no relation to the ones from The Prisoner or Battlestar Galactica (presumably), Alex Pettyfer is the lead and District 9's Sharlto Copley is playing a his mentor and confidante.
What do you guys think? Any impression of the cast so far? I know a lot of people are especially excited to see the direction Copley's career takes, and it's interesting to see him in a sci-fi actionfest again so soon. Also, the plot sounds a little like Roswell:
Source: Coming Soon