Director Michael Bay and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are teaming up once again bringing sci-fi author's Whitley Strieber forthcoming novel, 2012: The War for Souls for Warner Bros. Pictures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, talks are in the preliminary stages, but it is known that Bay intends to direct, while Orci and Kurtzman will produce via their company Kurtzman/Orci. Strieber's story centers on an academic researcher who discovers that multiple versions of Earth co-exist in different dimensions, but all are threatened by an apocalypse to occur in 2012 prophesied by the ancient Mayans. By opening a portal into a parallel universe, he makes contact with his double to stop the prophecy from being fulfilled. The book is due in the fall by St. Martin imprint Tor.

A search for a writer to adapt is under way for 2012: The War for Souls.