Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are reported to be the writing team for Transformers 2: Electric Boogaloo. Returning to the flick are, as expected, Michael Bay, Shia LaBeouf, producers Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Don Murphy, as well as executive producer Steven spielberg.
The teaming of A-listers to write such a huge project might be an industry first and could have been necessary because Kurtzman and Orci — who wrote the $315 million-grossing first “Transformers” movie — also are busy writing J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” movie for Paramount and producing “Eagle Eye” for DreamWorks.
So how much does it cost to hire a writing team who turned Transformers into a $315 million grossing flick? Somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million to $7 million. Wow, and who says writers need to strike? With a paycheck that big, the three better write fast if they are indeed expected to strike with the rest of the Writer’s Guild of America.