Director may tackle harrowing tale of survival and love.
Deadline reports that ‘Miss Bala’ director Gerardo Naranjo in negotiations with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment to take the director’s chair for an adaptation of the Charles Martin novel ‘The Mountain Between Us’.
The harrowing tale of survival and love follows Ashley Knox, a successful writer who is flying East for her wedding and Ben Payne, a doctor returning from a medical conference. When a their flight is cancelled due to a broken de-icer, the strangers agree to charter a ride, only to see the pilot suffer a heart attack and crash into a desolate snowy mountain region. Ben breaks ribs and Ashley suffers a leg fracture. Fortunately, aside from a doctor he’s an avid climber, and as he struggles to get her down from the mountain in harsh weather, she begins to realize that maybe she was headed to marry the wrong guy.
If a deal is reached, Naranjo would be making his English-language debut, helming from a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe. Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark and Jenno Topping will produce.