Ehren Kruger

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Ehren Kruger
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 45)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1998–present

Ehren Kruger (born October 5, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for writing three of the five 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 the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, graduating in 1990.[2] He graduated from New York University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[3]

His produced screenplays include Arlington Road, Scream 3 and Reindeer Games.[4] He was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for The Ring.[5]

He also did uncredited rewrites to Scream 4, when Kevin Williamson had to leave production.[6][7]

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.[8] Kruger wrote the script of the television series adaption of Terry Gilliam's film The Brothers Grimm.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Credit Director Studio Rotten Tomatoes
1998 Killers in the House Writer Michael Schultz Studios USA -[10]
1999 Arlington Road Writer Mark Pellington Screen Gems
PolyGram Pictures
62%[11]
1999 New World Disorder Writer Richard Spence Carousel Picture Company 17%[12]
2000 Scream 3 Writer Wes Craven Dimension Films 36%[13]
2000 Dracula 2000 Uncredited; re-writes Patrick Lussier 17%
2000 Reindeer Games Writer John Frankenheimer 25%[14]
2002 Impostor Screenplay Gary Fleder 22%
2002 The Ring Screenplay Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures 72%[15]
2005 Rings Co-writer Jonathan Liebesman
2005 The Ring Two Writer Hideo Nakata 20%[16]
2005 The Skeleton Key Writer Iain Softley Universal Studios 39%[17]
2005 The Brothers Grimm Writer
Producer
Terry Gilliam Miramax Films 37%[18]
2007 Blood & Chocolate Screenplay
Executive producer
Katja von Garnier Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 11%[19]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Co-Writer Michael Bay DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
19%[20]
2011 Dream House Producer Jim Sheridan Universal Studios 6%[21]
2011 Scream 4 Executive producer, Uncredited Rewrites Wes Craven Dimension Films 58%[22]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Writer Michael Bay Paramount Pictures 36%[23]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Writer 18%[24]
2017 Rings Executive producer F. Javier Gutiérrez 6%
2017 Ghost in the Shell Co-Writer Rupert Sanders 46%
2018 Ophelia Producer Claire McCarthy - -
2019 Dumbo Writer
Producer
Tim Burton Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ehren Kruger Returns to Write TRANSFORMERS 4; Shia LaBeouf Definitely Out
  2. ^ Grove, Lloyd (1999-07-09). "THE RELIABLE SOURCE". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Features". Retrieved 2018-07-28. 
  4. ^ "'Scream 3' Writer Working on Fourth Film, Actors Pissed?". Bloody Disgusting. 
  5. ^ "Horror Writers Association - Past Bram Stoker Award Nominees & Winners". horror.org. Retrieved 2018-07-28. 
  6. ^ "'Transformers' Writer Boards Disney Mountain Adventure Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-28. 
  7. ^ Sharkey, Betsy (2011-04-15). "Movie review: 'Scream 4'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-07-28. 
  8. ^ "Ehren Kruger Arlington Road" (PDF). 
  9. ^ The Brothers Grimm Headed to the Small Screen
  10. ^ "Killers in the House (1998)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc. 
  11. ^ Arlington Road - Rotten Tomatoes
  12. ^ New World Disorder - Rotten Tomatoes
  13. ^ "Scream 3 (Cream of the Crop)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment, Inc. 
  14. ^ "Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The Ring". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  16. ^ "The Ring Two". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 
  17. ^ "The Skeleton Key – Movie Reviews, Trailers, Pictures – Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  18. ^ "The Brothers Grimm". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  19. ^ Blood and Chocolate. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 02 July 2013
  20. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  21. ^ "Dream House (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Scream 4 (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes T-Meter Rating of Transformers: Dark of the Moon". Rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  24. ^ "Transformers: Age of Extinction". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 

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