Special effects maven-turned-helmer Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) is in negotiations to come aboard Participant Media and Summit Entertainment’s eco-horror tale The Colony, reports Heat Vision. Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner wrote the script, which was rewritten by David Lee Johnson. Colony revolves around a group of survivors forced underground by the next ice age. There, they must fight to preserve humanity against a savage threat. It has been described as The Birds with bugs. Production begins in the fall. Tatopoulos is responsible for the creature designs in such films as I Am Legend, I, Robot and the first two Underworld installments.