Scribes Talk Michael Bay’s 2012

Michael Bay seems to love his “Transformers” and “The Island” screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman as the pair are already at work on Bay’s next film – “2012: The War For Souls.”

Talking with Rotten Tomatoes, Orci spoke of adapting famous alien abductee Whitley Strieber’s book into a Warner Bros. tentpole film – “It is his latest theory of what’s going to go down in 2012 based on the Mayan calendar and based on factual astronomical convergences are going to happen on that day” says Orci.

The book will only provide a basic framework, as the screenwriters will address the needs of a film before the needs of Strieber’s theories – “We really like the initial concept. We always try to be extremely free with what the dictates of the live action story need to be. If it ends up being extremely similar to the book, great. But we don’t stick to anything just because it’s there. We question everything.”

“2012” is currently in pre-production.