The Wild: According to Variety, Warner Bros. has acquired The Wild, a drama pitch by tyro scribe Tim Rollins about an Earth left swarming with dangerous, rapidly evolving organisms in the wake of genetic tinkering.

"The idea is that humankind, or what is left of it, has been evacuated off the planet after a corporation introduced a genetically engineered food crop that caused animals to mutate into these cool but scary creatures," Self said. "This was an idea I had that Tom had bought a while ago. But it didn't come together until Tim came up with a great take, a trimmed-down version that made it a personal story."

Brian B.