20th Century Fox emerged the winner in a bidding war over the film rights to the sci-fi book Wool by Hugh Howey. Howey self-published Wool on Amazon.com and has already sold 140,000 copies (that number's sure to go up now that a film version is in the works).
According to the official announcement, Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free and Film Rites' Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch are partnering up on the production. And while it would seem a natural fit given their investment in the project, there's no word yet on whether Ridley Scott intends to direct or if Zaillian will write the screenplay.
The official synopsis: "In the spirit of The Hunger Games, Wool is a high-concept novel set in a stark future; the air outside is no longer breathable, so the last community on Earth lives underground in an enormous silo. Survival is everything, and some will do anything to ensure it."