When we had screenwriter Marti Noxon (pictured) on the Arrow in the Head Podcast back in March, her newest project,I AM NUMBER FOUR, had just opened disappointingly, racking up an okay, but underwhelming, $19 million. At the time, it was impossible to tell how the film would fare down the road, so talking about a sequel was premature (though it was obvious that this was intended to begin a new franchise for Dreamworks). Now that we know it collected a rather dismal $144 million worldwide theatrically, its prospects of continuing seem pretty slim to the casual observer. Unsurprisingly, it would appear as though Noxon isn't sharpening her pencils for a sequel anytime soon.
In an interview with Collider, the writer addressed the idea of an I AM NUMBER FOUR follow-up: "I think that that’s on the back burner. The last I heard, they were shelving that idea for now. But, you never know. Sometimes the afterlife of movies burns brightly. They can certainly bring it back. But, right now, I don’t think there’s any immediate plans."
The film hits on MAY 24 in a special DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, so if it does really well on home video, I suppose there's still a chance for I AM NUMBER FIVE. (Or whatever.) To pre-order the combo pack, click it HERE.
I AM NUMBER FOUR star Dianna Agron