Science-fiction author Whitley Strieber's upcoming novel, "2012: The War for Souls" will be made into a feature film, produced (and possibly directed by) Michael Bay for Warner Bros., according to

The gossip site notes that the year 2012 is supposedly to be a year of either great spiritual transformation -- or apocalypse. The Mayan calendar held that it would be a time when the existing world order would be reversed. Nostradamus forecasted that a rather large comet would rudely arrive on Earth's doorstep no later than 2012. The Roman Catholic Saint Malachy predicted that in 2012, the last Pope would arrive, triggering Judgment Day.

DreamWorks based producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of Kurtzman/Orci are producing and may write the "2012" script as well.