Vulture reports that Twentieth Century Fox Film is in talks with The Disappearance of Alice Creed writer/director J. Blakeson to take on Wool, the adaptation of Hugh Howey's series of seven sci-fi novellas, the first of which is described as follows:
They live beneath the earth in a prison of their own making. There is a view of the outside world, a spoiled and rotten world, their forefathers left behind. But this view fades over time, ruined by the toxic airs that kill any who brave them.
So they leave it to the criminals, those who break the rules, and who are sent to cleaning. Why do they do it, these people condemned to death? Sheriff Holston has always wondered. Now he is about to find out.
Ridley Scott's Scott Free is set to develop the property alongside Garrett Basch and Steve Zaillian of Film Rites.