Josh Peck (‘The Wackness’) and James Ransone (‘Generation Kill,’ ‘The Wire’) are set to lead the independent apocalyptic Western-thriller ‘The Timber’ for writer-director Anthony O’Brien (‘Perfect Sport’).
Set during the 1898 Yukon Gold Rush, two brothers, balanced on the knife’s edge between a cold, grisly death and riches beyond their dreams, embark on a quest for vengeance. Torn from their family, they face harsh elements, crazed men, and death at every corner in pursuit of their violent and commanding father, a twisted man who has turned the Yukon Territory into his own personal hell. ‘The Timber’ captures the mania, starvation, swindles, hardships, and dangers that were part of the late 19th century’s historic rush for gold, a time of intense greed, betrayal and redemption in a place where bloodshed was common and graves were carved in ice.
The cast is rounded out by Julian Glover (‘Indiana Jones’), William Gaunt, David Bailie (‘Pirates of the Caribbean’), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (‘The Tudors’).
O’Brien will be helming from his original story from a screenplay he co-wrote with Colin Ossiander and Steve Allrich. Lensing will take place in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and at Media Pro Studios in Bucharest.