“I love the idea of using the colossal backdrop of K2, the second highest peak on earth, to explore a manâ€™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.“
Are those the words of the man behind the recently-announced Cliffhanger remake? No, it’s Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) discussing his next project, Massacre In The Himalayas. Variety is reporting that the director has just signed on to helm the action-adventure, which is currently still seeking screenwriters. The film will be based on Freddie Wilkinsonâ€™s story for â€œMenâ€™s Journal.â€
“â€˜Massacre In The Himalayasâ€™ is a Hollywood Gang kind of movie,â€ says producer Gianni Nunnari. â€œItâ€™s hard-hitting and itâ€™s about extreme men in extreme circumstance. And Gavin is our perfect filmmaker; no one else brings his level of intensity or creates his kind of nuanced characters.“
I enjoyed Warrior, which I thought was really well-made, aside from a few preposterous moments. I’ll keep an eye out for this. How about you?