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The Power of Six From a Book to a Movie

Updated on December 21, 2012

Get Ready for The Power of Six

After the success of I am Number Four on the big screen, its producers are gearing up for the film adaptation of its sequel: The Power of Six. Rumors about its imminent production are slowly spreading. There are barely any details but it is sure that you will have them soon. Just do not forget to check for updates and news so that when the heroes are ready for their adventure, you do not get left behind.

For those who are not familiar with The Power of Six, it is the second part of the Lorien Legacies Series. The book comes after I am Number Four, a popular teenage novel that was adapted into film. The series is written by Pittacus Lore.

I am Number Four made more than $145 million in the box office, giving enough grounds for Touchstone Pictures to do the sequel. The story of I am Number Four is centered on a 15-year old alien named John Smith and his troubles while he tries to escape the Mogadorians. The Mogadorians are another alien race that is responsible for the destruction of Smith's planet. The Mogadorians hunt the members of the Garde, the future leaders of Smith's planet where he also belongs. After successfully killing the first three members of the Garde, Smith decides go on the run.

The final events of I am Number Four sets the plot for The Power of Six. The sequel is narrated by John Smith and Marina who are both members of the Garde. Smith or Number Four, together with his company, stays ahead of the Mogadorians while remaining in search for other surviving Lorics (the inhabitants of his destroyed planet). On the other hand, Marina or Number Seven keeps on searching for news after Smith's battle in Ohio.

Number Seven is introduced right in the beginning of the story. She tells about her troubles adapting to her new planet and decides to hide and live in Santa Teresa orphanage. Number Seven is searching for the legendary Number Four and is aiming to reunite the Garde.

As the story moves forward, new characters will be introduced, and that means there will be new additions to the cast. I am Number Four stars Kevin Durand, Callan McAuliffe, Dianna Argon, Teresa Palmer, Timothy Olyphant and Alex Pettyfer. The film is produced by Michael Bay and is directed by D. J. Caruso. It is only reasonable to think that the same team that was responsible for the success of the first movie will stay to do the second film in the series.

Scriptwriter Marti Noxon announced on 16 May 2011 that the plans for the sequel have been shelved. It only means that the fans still have a long time to wait. As for the question when is the film's release date or when the trailer will be released, nobody can answer that for now. Keep track of the latest news about this film online. All that is left to do is to wait until the producers are ready to bring The Power of Six movie into life. The Power of Six trailer will be here as soon as it will be available, until then we let you enjoy I am number four trailer.

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      power of six 2 months ago

      I love the whole series however in the first book 'I am number 4' got turned into a fim. I have waited for 5 years and they still have not made the film 'I am number 4' sequels.

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      Allison 13 months ago

      Ok. It has been 5 years since the first film. And the last book just came out about a month ago. Come on people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      six 2 years ago

      Need make next one. PLEASE NOW

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      Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious 2 years ago

      I totally agree! It needs a sequel. I just want to see how Marina and Nine look like in the film adaption...

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      Ethan Digby-New 2 years ago

      Despite what a ton of people say, The Power of Six is actually my favorite (tied with the first) book of the series. But if they did make a movie I wouldn't watch it because 1) after the first movie I wouldn't want them to ruin it like that 2) it's simply too personal to watch someone else's idea of the book.

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      dusty 2 years ago

      really, the success the first movie made, and they haven't made the next movie to follow I am number four? what are they waiting for,,, the cast to get too old!!!!! come on.. been waiting and wantin to see this.......PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      C Lee 2 years ago

      I would love to see the whole series made into movies!

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      marina 3 years ago

      Really sad, till now there's no production yet. :(

      It really teared me.

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      Drew c from the Spt 3 years ago

      Can't wait for the power of 6!!!! Anyone know if its begun production yet??

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      Aaron S 3 years ago

      I want the power of six movie so bad I just finished the revenge of seven a few days ago

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      Aaron Swan 3 years ago

      I'm 10 years old and I FRICKEN LOVED I NUMBER FOUR AND THE POWER OF SIX I just finished the revenge of seven a few days ago can't wait for the movie AND the 6th book

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      Kimmy C 3 years ago

      The books are amazing... I have listened to the audio books by checking them out from my local library via their android app. I think these films would have much greater luck now that the main character has played in the movie Magic Mike alongside of Channing Tatum. I hope they consider this & get it going asap! :)

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      Sydrick 3 years ago

      from movie i am inspired to read all the books.....i eager waiting that the power of six be in movie...the power of six will be may 26, 2016

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      Patricia 3 years ago

      Please..I hope the power of six movie will be showed this year 2014!!!! I can't wait for it :) I already read the fall of five...and it was a total cliff hanger but good except for the part that another garde died. please unshelved the movie sequel ASAP!! thanks :)

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      chelsea 3 years ago

      when will be the movie release??? I'm dying to wait!!!!!

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      JC 3 years ago

      I'm sure the story will change because of the first movie

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      I an number fan 4 years ago

      I loved the I am number four movie but it was so inaccurate that I don't know how it would be possible to make the second movie. However I hope it des happen and even though I couldn't, I think it would be awesome to play Marina

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      Fallon 4 years ago

      I hope so bad there will be more movies in the Lorien series. Visually the Power of Six would be amazing. The only problem is unlike all the other popular book series made to movies this was released beforethe books had a big following. The second book came out after the movie. Whereas hunger games, twilight and now diveregent all had a huge book following by the time the movies hit theaters. And now us fans who are invested and have read the fourth book The Fall Of Five want the movies to continue but the actors have moved on and didn't sign up for more then 1 movie cause at the time there was only 1 book

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      Sophie 4 years ago

      I am number four was a great movie and if they don't release the sequel the power of six I will cry forever :(

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      ian 4 years ago

      It would be such a disappointment to not make a sequel it's a good series and the movie was good...they could've added a good 20-30mins extra to the movie yo explain more details or set up more for the sequel but that's something to think about for the next movie...it has amazing potential but they need to promote way more ! I didn't know about I am number 4 till its weekend release PROMOTE

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      bedyspoons 4 years ago

      i sure hope the power of six movie comes out this year, i am looking forward to it, i also think sarah is HOT!

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      Air 4 years ago

      I demand for the movies to come!!! Haha kidding.. But I really want them. Books + Movies. that would be FUN! ;p

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      RORY 4 years ago

      IF THEY DON'T MAKE POWER OF SIX INTO A MOVIE I MITE KILL MYSELF any way i herd that they are shelving the second movie and are releasing it on a later date sometime this year or next, IS THIS TRUE??

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      brittany 4 years ago

      I just finished all 3 books and the lost files, an its killing me to wait till august 27th for the fall of five! I'm sooo excited to hear they are making the power of six into a movie, it made my day(:

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      h miller 4 years ago

      will there be a 4th book

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      4 years ago

      A Power of Six movie will not happens. I Am Number Four simply out did not make enough money and the series does not have as big a fan base as we'd like to think. The fan base for the Lorien Legacies series is dismal. I live the series but honestly, a movie is just not going to happen. If Dreamworks gets the ball rolling now, and all the actors cancel there plans then it will be 2016 at the earliest we see a sequel. And by then the actors will be far too old. Do we really want a re-hash of Percy Jackson? Be content to wait for the fall of five and subsequent bills

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      IwishIwas6! 4 years ago

      I've been hoping they make a sequel. 2years is a bit of a wait, but I'm sure it will be worth it! I barely go to the cinemas, but for this one, I definitely would! It'd be such a treat! XD

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      D4rkH3r0 4 years ago

      Can't wait... Just finished the power of six book! Hope the movie comes out soon!

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      Les 4 years ago

      There just doesn't seem to be any plans for a "Power of Six" movie at this time. If you look at the imdb website and do various searches with regards to the actors in the "I Am Number Four" movie, many of them have movies coming out in 2014 and beyond but no mention of a "Power of Six" movie. That is sad because I loved the first movie. Young actors like this do get older and the more years that pass, without any word, make a sequel less likely assuming that many of these people would hopefully reprise their roles.

      So, because there is so much time spent on pre and post production on movies, it would still take a couple of years for the movie to get produced, shot, and released. Assuming something might happen this year, it would probably be 2015 at the earliest that this movie would see the light of day. They really need to get moving on this!!

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      Annoyomus 4 years ago

      Nine, now eight. Are the rest of you out there?

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      Nimyeye 4 years ago

      OMGGGG this has to happen!

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      nelle 4 years ago

      Where is the sequel??? Can't wait to watch:((

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      iamnumberten 4 years ago

      They should release the second movie this 2013 right guys????

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      Ethan 4 years ago

      it would be awesome to see the second book in theaters. Great story. Pittacus Lore Sure knows how to write.

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      cat 4 years ago

      Please lets have the sequel to I am number 4, never heard this was in the pics so maybe others

      didn't either, sure there will be more success for dreamworks now that the 1st film as a fan base.

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      bsf 4 years ago

      please please continue with these awesome books and turn them into movies! they have a lot of fans and will keep making big $$ if you give them a chance! :)

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      Marissa 4 years ago

      I really LOVED both both books and the first movie please don't let me down and turn the second book into a movie. please

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      Irma 4 years ago

      I really hope they come out with the Power of Six. I just finished reading the Rise of Nine and can't wait for the next book to come out. It would be very sad if these books don't make it to the big screen.

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      khanesta 4 years ago

      why shelved the sequels...?

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      the juicy master 4 years ago

      it should be very enjoyable

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      Sabrynastpierre 5 years ago

      THERE HAS TO BE A MOVIE ON THE POWER OF SIX! IM IN LOVE! PLEASE IT CAN'T END LIKE THAT! HE HAS TO GO BACK AND GET THE GIRL(I FORGOT HER NAME:S) PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE!

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      KM 5 years ago

      I personnally loved The Power of Six, and i really hope the movie will come out soon and that Alex Pettyfer will play Jonh Smith like he did in I am Number Four. I just love him!

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      Jamie 5 years ago

      Loved i am number four, the movie...and john carter...glad they are makin power of six... Hope they make another john carter too...personaly i rarely go to the movies but always buy them n dvd and blue ray!!! They have to consider that, if they don't market them better!

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      asdfghjkl 5 years ago

      i loved the two books and the movie!

      is there going to be the second movie?

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      Lilly 5 years ago

      Loved I am number four! Where's the power of six movie?

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      Tom 5 years ago

      I thought that The Power of Six was a horrible book, book personally i don't think a lot actually happens. I think a film of it would be a disaster! Pittacus Lore let me down because I loved the first book and film. :(

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      Les 5 years ago

      I thought the I Am Number Four movie was fantastic and everyone I know who has seen the movie really liked it as well. Unfortunately, I Am Number Four was not the box office hit that Dreamworks hoped it would be, only making a little over $55 million in the US box office. Dreamworks was hoping for box office numbers, certainly over $100 million US, and I believe they were hoping for a movie series in the vein of the Twilight movies in box office dollars. I Am Number Four did not deliver so the second movie was shelved. As with Disney's John Carter, Dreamworks marketing failed to draw movie goers into the theaters for some reason. As with John Carter, where was the promotional tie in with a food chain like McDonalds or something similar. These types of movie tie ins could have made the difference in the success of movies like I Am Number Four and John Carter.

      I, more than anything, would love to see a "The Power of Six" movie. I would like to think that many people who have now seen the movie via movie rentals or purchasing the DVD or Blu-Ray, would now flock to "The Power of Six" movie if released. I have the Blu-Ray and love it!!

      Hopefully, a decision to move forward comes soon, as many of the main characters in this movie are relatively young actors and time marches on. Dreamworks, lets get moving on this!! Please!

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      Dan Rizzo 5 years ago

      Hi, I'm 19 years old. When i have red the first book it was AMZING. The second book cool too. But I'd like to see the second part of movie in cinema. How much i must wait?

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      Emma 5 years ago

      Okay thank you i will keep my eye on everything that happens

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      Kimberly s 5 years ago

      Hi, I'm 15 years oand I was wondering if It was possible to audition to be in the movie!! I just love the books SOO much and I already preordered the next book!!! Is it possible?

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      Please!!! 5 years ago

      Please don't completely change the story line of the power of six... It is an amazing story and doesn't need to be changed.

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      sumshine girl 5 years ago

      I LOVED the first two books, and the Movie I AM NUMBER FOUR. Can not wait for the third book and I'm hoping they make two more movies!!! I would definitely count down to their release dates. Same casting would be great through all three movies if they do it. Here's to hoping!

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      CJ 5 years ago

      Im excited for the movie, I love the books and loved the movie for the first one though there was a couple big changes that I didn't care for

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      charlie 5 years ago

      its okay :) i think its either the 12th of augst or the 23rd

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      ServerFilme 5 years ago from New York

      @charlie

      Thank you for the good news you brought to us. Let's hope that The Rise of Nine will become a movie too.

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      charlie 5 years ago

      thnx have been waiting for news like this for a long time have read the books and the 3rd book comes out this year in august the rise if nine

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      Jero 5 years ago

      This movie must cmw out this year 2012

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      nicki 5 years ago

      i like the power of six

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and thank you for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.