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Ehren Kruger (born October 5, 1972)[1] is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for writing three of the five installments in the Transformers film series: Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, and Age of Extinction.[2]

Ehren Kruger
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 46)
Virginia, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer
Years active1998–present

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Life and careerEdit

Kruger was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990.[3] He graduated from New York University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[4]

His produced screenplays include Arlington Road, Scream 3 and Reindeer Games.[5] He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for The Ring.[6]

He also did uncredited rewrites to Scream 4, when Kevin Williamson had to leave production.[7][8]

Early on in his career after penning the screenplay Arlington Road, he received the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1996.[9] Kruger wrote the script of the television series adaption of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Credit Director Studio Rotten Tomatoes
1998 Killers in the House Writer Michael Schultz Studios USA (N/A)[11]
1999 Arlington Road Writer Mark Pellington Screen Gems
PolyGram Pictures
62%[12]
New World Disorder Writer Richard Spence Carousel Picture Company 17%[13]
2000 Scream 3 Writer Wes Craven Dimension Films 36%[14]
Dracula 2000 Uncredited; re-writes Patrick Lussier 18%[15]
Reindeer Games Writer John Frankenheimer 25%[16]
2002 Impostor Screenplay Gary Fleder 22%
The Ring Screenplay Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures 72%[17]
2005 Rings Co-writer Jonathan Liebesman (N/A)[18]
The Ring Two Writer Hideo Nakata 20%[19]
The Skeleton Key Writer Iain Softley Universal Studios 39%[20]
The Brothers Grimm Writer
Producer
Terry Gilliam Miramax Films 37%[21]
2007 Blood & Chocolate Screenplay
Executive producer
Katja von Garnier Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 11%[22]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Co-Writer Michael Bay DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
19%[23]
2011 Dream House Producer Jim Sheridan Universal Studios 6%[24]
Scream 4 Executive producer, Uncredited Rewrites Wes Craven Dimension Films 58%[25]
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Writer Michael Bay Paramount Pictures 36%[26]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Writer 18%[27]
2017 Rings Executive producer F. Javier Gutiérrez 7%[28]
Ghost in the Shell Co-Writer Rupert Sanders 43%[29]
2018 Ophelia Producer Claire McCarthy IFC Films 59%[30]
2019 Dumbo Writer
Producer
Tim Burton Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 48%[31]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kruger, Ehren 1972-". Encyclopedia.com. Gale. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Ehren Kruger Returns to Write 'Transformers 4'; Shia LaBeouf Definitely Out
  3. ^ Grove, Lloyd (July 9, 1999). "The Reliable Source". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Features". Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "'Scream 3' Writer Working on Fourth Film, Actors Pissed?". Bloody Disgusting.
  6. ^ "Horror Writers Association - Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". horror.org. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "'Transformers' Writer Boards Disney Mountain Adventure Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Sharkey, Betsy (April 15, 2011). "Movie review: 'Scream 4'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ehren Kruger Arlington Road" (PDF).
  10. ^ The Brothers Grimm Headed to the Small Screen
  11. ^ "Killers in the House (1998)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc.
  12. ^ Arlington Road at Rotten Tomatoes.
  13. ^ New World Disorder - Rotten Tomatoes
  14. ^ "Scream 3 (Cream of the Crop)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc.
  15. ^ "Dracula 2000". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 16, 2011.
  17. ^ "The Ring". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  18. ^ "Rings". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  19. ^ "The Ring Two". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  20. ^ "The Skeleton Key". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
  21. ^ "The Brothers Grimm". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 10, 2008.
  22. ^ Blood and Chocolate. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 02 July 2013
  23. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  24. ^ "Dream House (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  25. ^ "Scream 4 (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  26. ^ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  27. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  28. ^ Rings (2017), Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved March 26, 2019
  29. ^ Ghost in the Shell (2017), Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved March 26, 2019
  30. ^ Ophelia (2018), Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved March 26, 2019
  31. ^ Dumbo (2019), Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved March 26, 2019

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