Renny Harlin in embarking on a new film, which is currently untitled but is based on the true story of "the Dyatlov Pass incident."
We have two things of interest regarding the project. The first is some sales art - you see that to the right. After the jump is a five-minute long pitch reel that chronicles the works of Harlin, then finds the director in an interrogation room where he is grilled to talk about the project and its history.
A rather unique way to sell the flick to investors. Here are some plot details we scraped up.
Fact: In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Russia.
Fact: Two weeks later, all nine were found dead.
Fact: What happened to them is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.
Rumors have attributed their deaths to everything from alien encounters and government conspiracies to supernatural causes. To date, no one has been able to adequately explain what drove nine experienced hikers from their tents so frantically that they ripped through the material from the inside; or how their bodies came to be exposed to such dangerous amounts of radiation that it was still detected weeks later. And no one knows why they were discovered hundreds of yards from their camp, half dressed and with internal injuries including broken ribs and fractured skulls, but with no external wounds at all. The body of one young woman was even found missing her tongue.