And You Thought Michael Bay Had No Soul

Sci-fi author Whitley Strieber’s forthcoming novel, “2012: The War for Souls” will be a Michael Bay-produced (and possibly directed) film at Warner Bros. Pictures reports TMZ.com.

Scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Mission: Impossible III,” “Transformers”) are apparently producing the project along with Bay’s Platinum Dunes company.

Strieber’s book, due for release in September, deals with the assorted cataclysmic events scheduled to take place in 2012. The Mayan calendar famously ends December 2012, Nostradamus forecast a comet impact sometime before then, and alien theorists claim that’s the time we get invaded.

Even some scientists predict that the fairly regular shifting of the Earth’s magnetic poles will take place around that time and the resulting change will cause natural disasters of unknown proportions.