Columbia has acquired the high-concept spec script Animals, written by newcomer Mike Sobel. Neal Moritz is producing through his Original Films banner.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the horror thriller's central idea is that all the planet's animals turn on humans, from wild creatures to pets.

Moritz produced the political thriller Vantage Point, which has grossed more than $43 million. His Prom Night remake opens April 11.

No word on when Animals will start filming.