|Born||October 5, 1972|
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Screenwriter, Film producer|
Ehren Kruger (born October 5, 1972) is an American film screenwriter and producer. He is best known for writing three of the five installments in the original Transformers film series: Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon, and Age of Extinction, in addition to the American version of The Ring and its sequel The Ring Two and the American adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.
For his work on Top Gun: Maverick, Kruger was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Life and career
Kruger was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990. He graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
His produced screenplays include Arlington Road, Scream 3 and Reindeer Games. He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for The Ring.
He also did uncredited rewrites to Scream 4, when Kevin Williamson had to leave production.
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. Kruger wrote the script of the television series adaptation of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.
|1998||Killers in the House||Yes||No||TV movie|
|New World Disorder||Yes||No||Co-wrote with Jeffrey Smith|
|2001||Impostor||Yes||No||Co-wrote with Caroline Case and David Twohy|
Co-wrote with Jonathan Liebesman
|The Ring Two||Yes||No|
|The Skeleton Key||Yes||No|
|The Brothers Grimm||Yes||No|
|2007||Blood & Chocolate||Yes||Executive||Co-wrote with Christopher B. Landon|
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Yes||No||Co-wrote with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Yes||No|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Yes||No|
|2017||Ghost in the Shell||Yes||No||Co-wrote with Jamie Moss and William Wheeler|
|2022||Top Gun: Maverick||Yes||No||Co-wrote with Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie|
- Dracula 2000 (2000)
- Texas Rangers (2001)
- Mindhunters (2004)
- Scream 4 (2011)
- Scream 4 (2011) (Executive producer)
- Dream House (2011)
- Rings (2017) (Executive producer)
- Ophelia (2018)
- ^ "Kruger, Ehren 1972-". Encyclopedia.com. Gale. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
- ^ Ehren Kruger Returns to Write 'Transformers 4'; Shia LaBeouf Definitely Out
- ^ Grove, Lloyd (July 9, 1999). "The Reliable Source". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- ^ "Features". Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- ^ "'Scream 3' Writer Working on Fourth Film, Actors Pissed?". Bloody Disgusting. July 2, 2010.
- ^ "Horror Writers Association - Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". horror.org. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- ^ "'Transformers' Writer Boards Disney Mountain Adventure Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- ^ Sharkey, Betsy (April 15, 2011). "Movie review: 'Scream 4'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
- ^ "Ehren Kruger Arlington Road" (PDF).
- ^ The Brothers Grimm Headed to the Small Screen
- Ehren Kruger at IMDb
- 1972 births
- Living people
- 20th-century American screenwriters
- 21st-century American screenwriters
- American film producers
- American male screenwriters
- Screenwriters from Virginia
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology alumni
- Tisch School of the Arts alumni
- Writers from Alexandria, Virginia
- 20th-century American male writers
- 21st-century American male writers
- American film producer stubs