Ridley Scott wants to make a disaster movie. He has hooked up with Steven Zallian and the duo will be producing a film based on the BBC “documentary” The Day Britain Stopped.
The original was about a rail strike, traffic congestion and a mid-air plane collision all bringing the British transit system to a stop. Scott and Zallian’s film won’t be an exact remake, but will use the original as inspiration.
They’re looking for a writer now and word is the plot will start with a “man made disaster that ignites a global catastrophe.”
The film is set up at Fox with Scott producing through hi Scott Free Productions and Zallian through his company Film Rites.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter