Producers Don Murphy and John Wells have teamed up to option “The Flock,” a novel by James Robert Smith, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy is producing with Angryfilms partner Susan Montford while Wells will produce with his company’s president, Claire Polstein.
The book tells the story of a group of highly intelligent giant prehistoric birds discovered in the Florida Everglades who are intent on protecting their ancient home when faced with encroachment by theme park developers.
Murphy and partner Montford brought it to Wells, with whom Angryfilms was already developing an adaptation of the independent comic “The Forgotten.”
The producers are now out to writers.