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Ehren Kruger
Born (1972-10-05) October 5, 1972 (age 45)
Alexandria, Virginia
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. He went to New York University for college.

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 Credit Director Studio Rotten Tomatoes
1998 Killers in the House Writer Michael Schultz Studios USA -[4]
1999 Arlington Road Writer Mark Pellington Screen Gems
PolyGram Pictures
2000 Scream 3 Writer Wes Craven Dimension Films 36%[6]
2000 Dracula 2000 Uncredited; re-writes Patrick Lussier
2000 Reindeer Games Writer John Frankenheimer 25%[7]
2002 Impostor Screenplay Gary Fleder 22%
2002 The Ring Screenplay Gore Verbinski DreamWorks Pictures 72%[8]
2005 Rings Co-writer Jonathan Liebesman
2005 The Ring Two Writer Hideo Nakata 20%[9]
2005 The Skeleton Key Writer Iain Softley Universal Studios 39%[10]
2005 The Brothers Grimm Writer
Terry Gilliam Miramax Films 37%[11]
2007 Blood & Chocolate Screenplay
Executive producer
Katja von Garnier Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 11%[12]
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Co-Writer Michael Bay DreamWorks Pictures
Paramount Pictures
2011 Dream House Producer Jim Sheridan Universal Studios 6%[14]
2011 Scream 4 Executive producer, Uncredited Rewrites Wes Craven Dimension Films 58%[15]
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Writer Michael Bay Paramount Pictures 36%[16]
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Writer 18%[17]
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
Tim Burton Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures -


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