The thriller is based on a pitch by Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner. It is being described as The Birds with bugs.
Johnson has also signed on to adapt Lake Mungo for Vertigo.
No production date has been set.
The Colony was released September 20th, 2013 and stars Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, Dru Viergever, Atticus Dean Mitchell, John Tench, Lisa Berry. The film is directed by Jeff Renfroe.