DreamWorks Pictures has hired screenwriter Ehren Kruger (The Skeleton Key and both The Ring films) to pen the big screen adaptation of the studio's book property Nightlife, according to Variety.

The Thomas Perry novel follows a female serial killer who changes her identity every time she commits a murder. Hot on her trail is a female police detective. By the end of the story, the two women grow close in proximity as well as identity.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who teamed to write Transformers for DreamWorks and Paramount, are producing with Original Film's Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe.

Kruger is at work on Torso for Paramount Pictures and producer Bill Mechanic, with David Fincher in line to direct.