Jayson Rothwell has signed on to write the upcoming thriller The Mountain for Legendary Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brian Witten, Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce the film.

The plot is set in a small town, where a newly appointed inner city sheriff assembles a search party to investigate the disappearance of two hikers that disappeared into the Cascade Mountains. His small group of search and recovery volunteers soon discovers that the wilderness can be just as dangerous as the inner city ghetto.

The film does not have a set start date at this time, but it most likely won't head into production until early 2010.