Producer Don Murphy (Transformers) is joining forces with Michael Preger on an updated version of the sci-fi classic The Day of the Triffids, according to Variety.

The movie project will be based on John Wyndham's novel, which was first published in 1951 and revolves around a global crisis stemming from plants displaying aggressive behavior. This unusual behavior leads to a catastrophe which causes global blindness.

It was said that Michael Preger first picked up the rights to the John Wyndham novel and that he has been searching for a modern way to bring this story to the screen. It seems that the advent in new 3D technology convinced the producers to move forward at this time. Here's what Michael Preger told the site:

"We are confident that with the new technological advances in 3D production, we have the tools with which to create Wyndham's iconic version of Armageddon."

A writer or director haven't been attached at this point.