Producers Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz and Nick Wechsler have picked up Pete Takeda's nonfiction book, An Eye at the Top of the World, and plan to adapt into a fictional drama.
According to Variety, Ryne Douglas Pearson has been set to write the script.
An Eye at the Top of the World chronicles a CIA mission that sent elite American and Indian climbers to the top of the Himalayan peaks in India to monitor nuclear missile testing in China in 1965. The author will supervise the climbing scenes; he's a seasoned high-altitude climber who devoted part of the book to his attempts to recover the plutonium-powered spy device lost on the mission.
No production date has been set.