In a story from The Hollywood Reporter Producers Don Murphy (Transformers) and John Wells recently optioned The Flock from writer James Robert Smith.

The book focuses on a flock of highly intelligent prehistoric birds who are found in the Florida Everglades. The birds goal is to protect their home and find themselves on the defensive when they go up against theme park developers.

Murphy originally came across The Flock when Smith was posting nasty comments about Transformers on the blog of From Hell artist Eddie Moore.

In trying to find out more about Smith, Murphy realized that Smith had written this book called The Flock. Murphy bought the book in the hopes of destroying it on the blog but he ended up loving the property instead.

The plan is for The Flock to be a big summer movie and screenwriters are currently being sought.