The writer-director team behind I Am Legend is making a science fiction movie out of The World Without Us, the hit non-fiction book about the ultimate post-apocalyptic world: one without humans altogether.
Obviously, director Francis Lawrence and writer Mark Protosevich are going to have to take some liberties with this book, since the Fox movie can't simply be two hours of buildings decaying and traces of civilization vanishing slowly. Early news reports suggest Lawrence and Protosevich will use the science behind the book as a jumping-off point to tell a story about a catastrophe that ends up erasing humans from the planet. It could just be another disaster movie, or it could be something much more desolate and weird. If it's anything like the first half of Legend, I'm definitely intrigued. (Just as long as it's nothing like the second half of Legend.) [Reuters]