Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired film rights to Primeval, the ITV series that airs in the U.S. on BBC America and SCI FI Channel.
Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster will produce through Goldsman’s WB-based Weed Road.
In the series, ferocious prehistoric and futuristic creatures appear through wormhole time portals, and a covert team headed by an evolutionary scientist tries to close the doors and quietly thwart the creatures.
The series, which has run three seasons, was co-created by Tim Haines and Adrian Hodges and produced by Haines’ company, Impossible Pictures.
“There is a solid mythology to the series, but the movie has the dinosaur element of ‘Jurassic Park’ and the time travel element of ‘Lost,’ and it just feels like the kind of big movie that Warner Bros. does well,” Foster said.