The project is based on a Men's Journal article written by Freddie Wilkinson, which centers on an international team of mountain climbers trying to reach the summit of K2 in Pakistan, when they are attacked by dangerous extremists. The article was published in August 2013, which recounted how these terrorists killed 10 climbers and a local Pakistani cook.
Here's what director Gavin O'Connor had to say about the project in a statement.
"I love the idea of using the colossal backdrop of K2, the second highest peak on earth, to explore a man's battle for survival against the Taliban, nature, and himself. Our hero becomes a one-man army on a quest to avenge the deaths of his mountaineering team. His experience becomes a living nightmare, a lifetime journey, and a redefinition of the man."
Producer Gianni Nunnari had this to say in his statement.
"Massacre In The Himalayas is a Hollywood Gang kind of movie. It's hard-hitting and it's about extreme men in extreme circumstance. And Gavin is our perfect filmmaker; no one else brings his level of intensity or creates his kind of nuanced characters."
The producers are currently seeking a screenwriter to adapt the magazine article. No production schedule was given.