According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount's new specialty division has pre-emptively bought a post-apocalyptic thriller written by brothers Alex and David Pastor, with Alex Pastor on board to direct.

The untitled film revolves around four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic in the American West who discover that they are more dangerous to one another than any virus.

This Is That's Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) will produce. This project will mark Alex Pastor's feature-length directorial debut. Paramount specialty division president John Lesher took notice of the helmer's talents when he was awarded the jury prize for international short at the Sundance Film Festival last month for The Natural Route (La Ruta Natural), which he wrote and directed.