Variety recently reported that director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior, Miracle) has been hired to helm a fictionalized version of Freddie Wilkinson’s “Men’s Journal” story called Massacre in the Himalayas.
The story follows a group of mountain climbers that were on a journey to the top of K2 in Pakistan. Their adventure took a horrible turn when they were taken hostage by attackers. The story is amazing, you can read it here.
Here is what O’Connor told Variety about why he wanted to take helm of this picture:
"I love the idea of using the colossal backdrop of K2, the second highest peak on earth, to explore a man’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."
Like I said it is a fictionalization of the story and has been categorized as an action/adventure film. With no writer in place as of yet there is no estimate as to when this film will be released.