Len Wiseman to direct apocalyptic thriller

Pic based on the end of the world bought by Fox

Fox is feeling apocalyptic.

The studio has bought an untitled pitch about the end of the world from Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio, with the pair also writing a draft of the script. "Live Free or Die Hard" director Len Wiseman is in talks to direct and produce.

The project is based on an original idea about a group of people who survive the end of the world and the mystery surrounding how they got to that position. The studio is seeking writers for the project.

The ICM-repped Wiseman is best known for directing the 2007 "Die Hard" sequel for Fox. He's attached to the underwater military actioner "Atlantis Rising" and the futuristic war pic "Shrapnel" but does not have a go picture. He also directed several pics in the "Underworld" franchise.

The Paradigm- and Aperture-repped Passmore and Fabrizio penned MGM's "Red Dawn" reboot and are also on board to write horror title "The Prince."

The apocalypse and all that follows is going through one of its semi-regular renaissances in Hollywood, with Sony set to release the Roland Emmerich end-of-days pic "2012" on Friday.