Sheldon Turner is in final talks to adapt Jeffrey Archer’s historical novel “Paths of Glory” for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Archer’s book deals with the mystery of George Mallory’s 1924 ascent of Mount Everest. The mountain climber made several attempts to reach the peak, but he and partner Andrew Irvine never returned from their June 1924 climb.
In 1999, Mallory’s frozen body was found near the summit on the North Face, and debate has raged ever since about whether he was actually on his way down or up. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to make a successful ascent of the peak in 1953.