By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated August 27, 2009 at 02:29 PM EDT

Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar are adapting the unpublished sci-fi novel I Am Number 4, co-written by A Million Little Pieces author James Frey and Jobie Hughes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Michael Bay will produce the script with DreamWorks. In June, the studio pre-emptively bought rights to the book, which tells of a group of teenage alien refugees who’ve assimilated into a high school on Earth when they find they’re being hunted by their home planet’s enemy. Bay may direct.