Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian are teaming up to produce The Day Britain Stopped for 20th Century Fox.

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.

Ridley Scott and Steven Zaillian last teamed up with the 2007 crime drama American Gangster, which Ridley Scott directed from Steven Zaillian's screenplay.

No production schedule was given.