Steep, the new extreme skiing documentary, has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. According to Variety, the film was made by a couple of ABC News veterans.

The project follows the lives of a couple of backcountry skiers. It was shot over the course of two winters, and features many life-threatening situations.

Longtime ABC News producer Tom Yellin stated, "In a way it's not even a movie about skiing. It's about a group of people who pursue greatness at the top of their field no matter what the risk is."

The film is scheduled to open theatrically in late 2007.