March 17, 2007 02:36:45 GMT
Michael Bay will produce and possibly direct a big screen adaptation of Whitley Strieber's upcoming novel "2012: The War for Souls" for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Michael Bay once again is going for the future after "The Island." TMZ.com has noted that the action filmmaker is on board to produce "2012: The War for Souls", an adaptation of sci-fi author Whitley Strieber's upcoming novel of the same title, with a possibility to direct.
Not much is known about the project, but the site has revealed that it will be set up at Warner Bros. Pictures and also produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci who may pen the screenplay as well. The duo previously was appointed to write for Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek", which has been said to be a re-imagining of the popular franchise rather than a prequel.
According to some folk traditions, 2012 is supposedly to be a year of either great spiritual transformation or apocalypse. The Mayan calendar even held that it would be a time when the existing world order would be reversed while Nostradamus once forecasted that a rather large comet would rudely arrive on Earth's doorstep no later than the year. Meanwhile, Roman Catholic Saint Malachy predicted that in 2012, the last Pope would arrive, and so triggers Judgment Day.