Story finds New York cut off from the rest of the world by a massive snowstorm
20th Century Fox has acquired rights to Matthew Mather's e-book "Cyberstorm," which will be produced by Chernin Entertainment.
Story follows an average New Yorker struggling to keep his family together as an increasingly bizarre series of disasters occur around the world. As society comes crashing down both online and off, a massive snowstorm cuts New York off from the rest of the world, turning the Big Apple into a place where nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted.
Producers have been paying closer attention to e-book sales ever since "Fifty Shades of Grey" became a cultural phenomenon.
Chernin Entertainment recently produced "The Heat" starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.