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Gavin O’Connor clearly likes a challenge. Having taken the helm of the troubled western, Jane Got A Gun – just 25 hours after original director Lynne Ramsay left, on the first day of production – he hit the ground running, and steered it to completion. With that job done and dusted, he has now signed on to a new project – Massacre In The Himalayas.

Inspired by an article by Freddie Wilkinson, that appeared in Men’s Journal in 2013, the story centres on real-life events that befell an international team of elite mountaineers as they attempted to climb Pakistan’s K2. While resting in their tents at the base camp below the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat, the group were attacked by armed men identifying themselves as Taliban. The assault left one solitary survivor from the group of 12 – a Chinese mountaineer named Zhang Jingchuan. In addition to being a seasoned climber, he was »

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