Screenwriter-turned-comic-book publisher Andrew Cosby and Johanna Stokes have been hired to do a rewrite on Walt Disney Pictures' "First Ascent."
The film is described as a supernatural action adventure that revolves around a group of climbers who, while attempting to ascend a mountain in Bhutan, are attacked by an unseen beast.
Disney said "Ascent" is a rewrite of an older project and is not related to the Expedition Everest roller-coaster ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida, which features an encounter with a yeti.
Cosby is the creator of the TV series "Eureka" and "Haunting." He also wrote an adaptation of "Damn Nation" for Paramount Pictures and MTV Films as well as "Creature Tech" for New Regency.
Cosby also is a principal in comic-book publisher Boom! Studios, which has been setting up a number of Hollywood projects. Paramount has pre-emptively picked up the rights to the company's upcoming comic book "The Foundation." Boom! also has set up the action-thriller comic "Talent" and the horror comic "Tag" at Universal.
Stokes is a comic-book writer involved in several Boom! projects, including "Eureka." "Ascent" will be her first feature credit.
Source: Tatiana Siegel and Carolyn Giardina LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)