The new Blair Witch Project? Well, that's how Anchor Bay are selling Renny Harlin's new movie (through a quote from Scream Magazine), The Dyatlov Pass Incident, which hits UK theaters on August 23rd. Based on a true story about nine skiers who went missing in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1959, Harlin has added his own spin on the tale. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one, as Harlin is capable of a good movie, and in the meantime you can check out a ton of stills below.
In February 1959, nine ski hikers went missing in a remote area of the Ural Mountains in Russia. Two weeks later all nine were found dead, half dressed and hundreds of yards from their camp, their bodies giving off high levels of radiation and bearing severe internal injuries, including broken ribs and fractured skulls, but showing no discernible external wounds or any signs of a struggle. Their deaths have remained a mystery, with rumours attributing the incident to everything from alien encounters, government conspiracies and the supernatural.
Now, five American college students are hoping to solve the mystery of what has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident by retracing the steps of the original ill-fated expedition and documenting their findings on film. But what they are about to discover in the remote, icy wastes will prove to be more shocking and unexpected that anything they could possibly have imagined.