Tobe Hooper Starts Training

Tobe Hooper (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Poltergeist”) is tipped to direct the thriller “Training Ground” for the London-based Midsummer Films says Shock Til You Drop.

The story follows eight backpackers traveling along the Silk Road who lose their mode of transportation via an avalanche.

Seeking a nearby town they stumble upon a desolate Al Qaeda training camp and discover plans for the destruction of several U.S. cities, unbeknownst to them Los Angeles has already suffered a dirty bomb attack.

They make off with the plans and are subsequently hunted down by the Al Qaeda members eager to get their information back.

Andy Briggs penned the script, and shooting begins this Fall in Romania.