Uupublished novel optioned by 2B Pictures

Alan Baker’s unpublished thriller Dyatlov Pass has been optioned for film by director Simon Fellows and screenwriter/producer Andy Briggs. The novel is based on a true story, the Dyatlov Pass incident , in which nine ski-hikers died under bizarre and mysterious circumstances in the Ural Mountains in 1959.

Fellows has a number of feature films to his credit, including Malice in Wonderland (2009), a modern retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Andy Briggs has written the YA series of novels HERO.COM and VILLAIN.NET, and has recently published the first of a new series of Tarzan novels with Faber & Faber.

A screen treatment of the story has been developed, funding with 2B Pictures is being negotiated and production may start as early as summer 2012.