Peter Weir Goes Way Back

Acclaimed Australian director Peter Weir (“The Truman Show,” “Master and Commander”) is set to direct the fact-based story “The Way Back” reports Variety.

The story deals with soldiers being captured by the Sovier Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates when they escaped a year later.

The group crossed the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas, finally settling in Tibet and India.

Weir wrote the script and based it on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book of the same name. Production begins in March in Bulgaria.