Ehren Kruger is a noted American screenwriter and film producer. He was born on 5th October 1972 in Alexandria, Virginia. He used to write screenplays when he was at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Annandale, VA. He attended college at New York University. After that, he shifted to Los Angeles to learn about the business world.
He used to work as an assistant for an agent, a producer and a television network executive. In his free time, he continued reading different scripts and writing some of his own. One of his friends recommended his script (a monster movie script involving dragons) to an agent who sent it to the producers but they declined the script. He then won a Nicholl Fellowship in 1996 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his script, Arlington Road.
He then quit his day job as an assistant to a development executive of Fox Network and continued writing scripts for full time. After about a year, he was finally given three assignments- a remake of Hitchcock’s 39 steps, an adaptation of a sci-fi story, a political drama , but none of them made it to production. His next scripts, Reindeer Games and Scream 3, were finally sold to Dimension Films led by Bob Weinstein in 2000.
He used to work under him since then. In 2002, he wrote the screenplay for the horror movie, The Ring, which was a huge success. He was then asked to write the screenplay for the sequel of The Ring, The Ring Two.
After that, he wrote the script for The Skeleton Key which was produced in 2005. He also wrote and produced The Brothers Grimm in the same year under the direction of Terry Gilliam. In October 2007, he was hired to work on the screenplay of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which inspired director
. Ehren Kruger wrote the next sequels to Transformers series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).