Director Len Wiseman attends the world premiere of Underworld Evolution in Los Angeles January 11, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fox is feeling apocalyptic. The studio has bought an untitled pitch about the end of the world, with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman 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.

Wiseman is best known for directing the 2007 Die Hard sequel for Fox. He also directed this year's Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, the latest picture in that lucrative genre franchise.

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 picture 2012 on Friday.