In 2003, BBC dropped the mock doc drama "The Day Britain Stopped," telling the story of what happens to the country when a train strike and a massive traffic jam are just the beginning in a series of events that bring the entire infrastructure to the breaking point. And Ridley Scott and writer Steve Zaillian see the opportunity to remake it. THR reports the pair have snagged the rights to the movie, from which they will produce a new yarn "inspired" by "The Day Britain Stopped," but not necessarily a straight remake. They are searching for a writer who will take the premise and adapt it to the scale of a global catastrophe. The pair have worked together before on "Hannibal" and "American Gangster" as director and writer, respectively, and on "Welcome to the Rileys," which they both produced.
Watch the full "documentary" below and let us know what you think. Do you want to see this supersized into a big screen movie? Does the concept make sense? Where could it be improved? Your thoughts are welcome below.