Dog Day Scribe Pens “17 Days”

Frank Pierson (“Dog Day Afternoon,” “Cool Hand Luke”) will pen the script for the 3D Korean War epic “17 Days of Winter” for Madmedia Entertainment says Variety.

The story follows the pivotal 1950 battle of Chosin Reservoir, in which 12,000 American troops fought a 120,000-man Chinese force in sub-zero temperatures.

Pierson served in the Pacific during the second World War and fought against the Japanese in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Eric Brevig (“Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D”) directs with filming to take place in South Korea and New Zealand in time for a 2012 release.

Brevig and Charlotte Huggins will produce.