Strieber confirms Bay interesting in 2012
The author of 2012: The War for Souls (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), Whitley Strieber, has revealed that Michael Bay has expressed an interest in Directing the film adaptation although he hasn't actually signed up for the job as yet.
His production has bought the rights and Michael Bay will produce the film, but he's also discussing the possibility of directing the film too.
His quote comes from a book signing in California yesterday where he said:
"I don't know if he will direct it for sure, but I know he is interested in directing it…Michael Bay's company did buy the rights to 2012, though, and he will at least produce it."
The quote comes through Sci Fi Wire and reinforces the rumour we'd already heard. With all the positive sources coming through and the news that Transformers 2 is being delayed it looks like Bay will have the gap in his schedule to do this.