According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Anderson is in negotiations to direct a remake of George A. Romero's The Crazies for Paramount Pictures. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris of Paramount-based Penn Station are producing.

Romero will serve as an executive producer on the update of his 1973 film, which was set in a Pennsylvania town where the military attempts to contain a killer man-made virus. Scott Kosar is writing. Ally Shearmur and Andrew Haas are overseeing for Paramount.

Anderson's directing credits include The Machinist, which also was penned by Kosar and stars Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Anderson's other credits include Happy Accidents and episodes of TV's "The Shield" and "The Wire."