Dino and Martha De Laurentiis will partner with a trio of German producers to turn the bestselling Frank Schatzing novel “The Swarm” into a big-budget ecological disaster film. Ted Tally has been set to adapt the novel. Story is about an alien presence that exists quietly on the ocean floor and is compelled to destroy humanity after its eco-system is disrupted by pollution. Scientists race to stave off an apocalypse. The book was a huge bestseller in Germany and other European countries.