Melbourne (ANI): Michael Bay has reportedly set his sights on directing a film version of '2012: The War for the Souls". Author Whitley Strieber, on whose sci-fi novel the movie will be based, revealed that news to Sci Fi Wire. "I don't know if he will direct it for sure, but I know he is interested in directing it," Moviehole quoted Strieber, as telling Sci Fi Wire.
He however added that Bay is sure to be a producer on the pic seeing that his company bought the film rights to the novel. "Michael Bay's company did buy the rights to 2012, though, and he will at least produce it," Streiber added. The plot revolves around an academic researcher who discovers that multiple versions of Earth co-exist in different dimensions, but all are threatened by an apocalypse to occur in 2012 prophesied by the ancient Mayans. By opening a portal into a parallel universe, he makes contact with his double to stop the prophecy from being fulfilled. Moviehole also reports that Bay and Transformers writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci co-own the rights to the tale.