Michael Bay and 2012: The War for Souls

Michael BayTransformers director Michael Bay is eyeing sci-fi author Whitley Strieber’s forthcoming novel 2012: The War for Souls.

According to TMZ, Bay will produce the film adaptation, which he also hopes to direct. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) are supposedly producing and writing the screenplay adaptation. The 336 page novel is expected in book stores in September 2007.

TMZ Reports:

“Apparently, 2012 will be a big year for planet Earth, at least according to many folk traditions: 2012 is suppossedly to be a year of either great spiritual transformation — or apocalypse. The Mayan calendar held that it would be a time when the existing world order would be reversed. Nostradamus forecasted that a rather large comet would rudely arrive on Earth’s doorstep no later than 2012. The Roman Catholic Saint Malachy predicted that in 2012, the last Pope would arrive, triggering Judgment Day. And in both “The X Files” and amongst certain UFO theorists, 2012 is the year aliens invade Earth. Even regular, non-nutty scientists also speculate that in 2012 a polar reversal will take place on carth, and that once the earth starts rotating in the opposite direction, natural disasters of unknown proportions may occur.”

Sounds very interesting. I’m all for any movie that involves Michael Bay and a lot of special effects filled action sequences.

Did You Know: The Mayan calendar ends on December 21st 2012. They believed that would be the day the world would end.

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