Ehren Kruger

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Ehren Kruger
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 43)
Alexandria, Virginia
Occupation Screenwriter, film producer

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

Life and career[edit]

Kruger was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and attended college at New York University. He attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990.

His produced screenplays include Arlington Road, Scream 3 and Reindeer Games.[2] 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 (an international competition open to new screenwriters) in 1996. Kruger wrote the script of the television series adaption of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.[3]



Year Film Director Studio Rotten Tomatoes
1999 Arlington Road Mark Pellington Screen Gems
PolyGram Pictures
2000 Scream 3 Wes Craven Dimension Films 31%[5]
2000 Reindeer Games John Frankenheimer 25%[6]
2002 Impostor Gary Fleder 22%
2002 The Ring Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures 72%[7]
2005 Rings Jonathan Liebesman
2005 The Ring Two Hideo Nakata 20%[8]
2005 The Skeleton Key Iain Softley Universal Studios 39%[8]
2005 The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam Miramax Films 37%[8]
2007 Blood & Chocolate Katja von Garnier Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 11%[9]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Michael Bay DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
2011 Scream 4 Wes Craven Dimension Films 58%[11]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Michael Bay Paramount Pictures 36%[12]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction 18%[13]


  1. ^ Ehren Kruger Returns to Write TRANSFORMERS 4; Shia LaBeouf Definitely Out
  2. ^ "'Scream 3' Writer Working on Fourth Film, Actors Pissed?". Bloody Disgusting. 
  3. ^ The Brothers Grimm Headed to the Small Screen
  4. ^ Arlington Road - Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ "Scream 3 (Cream of the Crop)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc. 
  6. ^ "Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Ring". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  8. ^ a b c "The Ring Two". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  9. ^ Blood and Chocolate. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 02 July 2013
  10. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Scream 4 (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  13. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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