Searchlight, Webb enter 'Age of Rage'


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

The specialty division has signed on for the dystopian tale "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 next year's "500 Days of Summer."

Webb, a noted music video director, is repped by Gersh.

Steven Zeitchik