In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Fox has snapped up the film rights to Alan Weisman's environmental nonfiction book "The World Without Us."

The studio plans to have Mark Protosevich write the screenplay and Francis Lawrence direct the project.

The book examines what Earth might look like if humans were to suddenly disappear.

Fox won't be making a documentary but instead they are hoping that this film will be a big budget disaster feature.