Screen Daily reports from EFM that Renny Harlin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master , Deep Blue Sea, Exorcist: The Beginning, The Covenant ) will direct an as-yet-untitled thriller set in Russia’s Ural Mountains.
“The fact-based film is about a mysterious incident in 1959, when nine experienced hikers were found dead. The film will be able contemporary students on a trek to investigate the mystery.”
Producers will be Alexander Rodnyansky, Kia Jam, Harlin and Sergei Bespalov.
Harlin said: “I was fascinated by this story, which remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern paranormal lore. The facts, the script and the very dramatic setting convinced me that there is a thrilling movie there, just waiting to rivet audiences.”
The project will start shooting on location in Russia in March.