Legendary Pictures has hired Jayson Rothwell to write thriller The Mountain, reports Variety.
Roy Lee and Doug Davison’s Vertigo Entertainment is producing with Brian Witten via his Witten Pictures.
The story centers on a sheriff, recently transplanted from the inner city, who assembles a search party to investigate the disappearance of hikers in the Cascade Mountains and discovers the menacing side of the remote wilderness.
Rothwell recently completed Fort Knox and Invaders for Warner Bros. and is currently writing Glass Books of the Dreameaters for Warner Bros. and Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil banner. Malice in Wonderland, which Rothwell wrote, is currently filming in the U.K.