Gavin Hood is in talks to direct an untitled Alaskan adventure project for Walden Media, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Gay and Laney Salisbury's book "The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic," the true story centers on a 674-mile journey undertaken by 20 men and 200 dogs who rushed a diphtheria antidote to Nome, Alaska, in 1952. The group braved temperatures of minus-60 degrees, a phenomenon known as ice fog and other dangers, capturing the attention of the lower 48 states. One lead dog even got a statue in New York's Central Park.

Sean O'Keefe and Will Staples wrote the adaptation.

Walden is planning a summer production for the project.