Gavin O`Connor to direct `Massacre in the Himalayas`

PTI| Updated: Jun 04, 2014, 09:46 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Warrior` filmmaker Gavin O`Connor has been tapped to helm `Massacre in the Himalayas`. Based on Freddie Wilkinson`s story on `Men`s Journal`, it tells the true story of international mountain climbers who were attacked by a group of terrorists while trying to conquer the K2 summit in Pakistan, reportedly.

"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," he said.

"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," he added.

The film is produced by Gianni Nunnari`s Hollywood Gang Productions which has bought movie rights to Wilkinson`s story.

Nunnari`s credits include `300`, `300: Rise of an Empire`, and `Immortals`. The producers are now looking for a screenwriter to help turn the story into the big screen.