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Ehren Kruger

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Ehren Kruger
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 51)
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, Film producer
Years active1998–present

Ehren Kruger (born October 5, 1972)[1] 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.[2]

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image icon Ehren Kruger wrote a screenplay in 2005

For his work on Top Gun: Maverick, Kruger was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Life and career[edit]

Kruger was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990.[3] He graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts 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 writing 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 adaptation of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.[10]


Year Title Writer Producer Notes
1998 Killers in the House Yes No TV movie
1999 Arlington Road Yes No
New World Disorder Yes No Co-wrote with Jeffrey Smith
2000 Scream 3 Yes No
Reindeer Games Yes No
2001 Impostor Yes No Co-wrote with Caroline Case and David Twohy
2002 The Ring Yes No
2005 Rings Yes No Short film
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
2019 Dumbo Yes Yes
2022 Top Gun: Maverick Yes No Co-wrote with Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie
2025 F1 Yes No Filming

Uncredited rewrites

Producer only


  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. July 2, 2010.
  6. ^ "Horror Writers Association - Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". horror.org. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. 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

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