Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior") has signed on to direct the action-adventure "Massacre in the Himalayas" at Hollywood Gang Productions.
Based on a Men's Journal article, the story follows an international team of mountain climbers trying to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan.
They team is attacked by dangerous extremists who killed ten climbers and a local Pakistani cook. In a statement, O'Connor says:
"I love the idea of using the colossal backdrop of K2, the second highest peak on earth, to explore a man's battle for survival against the Taliban, nature, and himself. Our hero becomes a one-man army on a quest to avenge the deaths of his mountaineering team. His experience becomes a living nightmare, a lifetime journey, and a redefinition of the man."
Gianni Nunnari is producing and a writer is currently being sought.
Source: Hollywood Gang Productions