'Age of Rage' for Searchlight, Webb

Second pairing for the studio and the director

Fox Searchlight and Marc Webb could be entering a new age.

The specialty division has signed on for a dystopian tale titled "Age of Rage" and is negotiating with Webb to direct and potentially write. The story combines elements of "Children of Men" and "Lord of the Flies," according to those familiar with the project.

"Rage" would mark the second pairing for the director and the studio; Webb is making his directorial debut with "500 Days of Summer," a quirky romantic comedy starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt that Searchlight will release next year.

The Gersh- and Anonymous-repped Webb is a noted music-video director who has helmed videos for Snow Patrol, Miley Cyrus and Green Day. "Rage" would add to Searchlight's diverse production slate; the company has such titles as rap biopic "Notorious" and Hess Bros. comedy "Gentlemen Broncos" set for next year.