"Transformers" Scribes Present a New Alien Theory in "2012"

by | July 9, 2007 | Comments

"Transformers" screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are already at work on their next sci-fi film. This one may be somewhat science fact. The adaptation of "2012: The War For Souls" builds off of one man’s predictions for our very real future.

"It’s a book we just set up at Warner Brothers by Whitley Strieber who wrote The Hunger and Wolfen and who’s also a famous alien abductee," said Orci. "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."

Orci, however, is just interested in a good story. "I certainly think he believes it. Do I think aliens are here? I don’t know. Obviously, we’re doing so much alien stuff all the time that I am now becoming an expert and reading everything I can. I’ll have an opinion one of these days."

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 and will be given the directorial touch by Michael "Transformers" Bay.

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