PULP FICTION star Uma Thurman has snapped up the film rights to German author FRANK SCHAETZING's best-seller THE SWARM. The ecological thriller dominated Germany's best-seller lists for nearly a year and was translated into 18 languages. The Kill Bill actress, along with German producers ICA and MICHAEL SOUVIGNIER, plan to shoot the film at several international locations, according to the author's publishing company, Kiepenheuer + Witsch. Schaetzing explains, "Several big-name studios and producers have pitched for the stuff in the past few years. "For me, Uma, Ica and Michael are the ideal constellation for an international film success. We have the same vision."