The project is based on the 2003 BBC pseudo-documentary of the same name, that followed a fake disaster which leads to a complete breakdown of England's transportation system. Insiders stressed that this new version will not be a remake, but will be inspired by the original.
Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian will produce through their Scott Free and Film Rites production companies, with Garrett Basch executive producing. They are both seeking a screenwriter to tackle the script. Gabriel Range wrote and directed the original version.
No production schedule was given.