I'm just as much of a sucker for a good alien invasion movie as anyone else, but that doesn't mean I've got a craving to catch one in the theater every weekend. At Comic-Con alone we heard about Cowboys and Aliens, Battle: Los Angeles and Skyline and that's not even the least of what we have on the way from the genre. Apparently Michael Bay lives by the phrase "you can't have too much of a good thing," because Heat Vision is reporting that he'll be adding another alien-related film to the list.

Paramount snatched up Bobby Glickert's pitch and will have Bay produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The only story information we have so far is that "the plotline is getting the Area 51 treatment" and that it has something to do with alien abductions. Glickert put together a treatment and a two-minute teaser, but Platinum Dunes is hunting for someone else to pen the script.

This one will mark Bay's fifth ET flick. Of course he's got the three Transformers films and then he also has I Am Number Four in development over at DreamWorks, which is about a group of aliens that come to earth when their home planet is destroyed. Will it ever come to the point when audiences will have had enough? Probably not. Used and abused topic or not, all you need is a few big names to star in or back a project and you're practically up and running. Plus, when working with a genre that generally tends to pull in massive amounts of cash, why stop? It's like the whole slasher reboot craze, but hopefully with a little more tact.
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