With the rebooted Tron universe now all but dead over at Disney, director Joseph Kosinski has set his sights on Lionsgate’s No Exit, a real-life drama based on the tragic events that ensued when lightning struck Yarnell Hill in Arizona and ignited a vicious wildfire three years ago.
Best known for his work across Tron: Legacy and Tom Cruise-fronted sci-fi flick Oblivion, Variety reports that Kosinski will partner with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on the feature film, which will mark the director’s first foray behind the lens to tackle a genre other than science fiction – and what a departure it is.
Working from a script penned by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), No Exit is poised to orbit around the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a tight-knit group of firefighters that were left scrambling to control a raging wildfire in 2013 that almost wiped out their entire crew. At its peak, more than 600 firefighters were dispatched to battle the blaze across 8,400 acres, which ought to give some perspective to just how far out of their depth the Mountain Hotshots were given their crew at the time only included 20 servicemen. Tragically, 19 were killed during the natural disaster.
Black Label Media is on board to finance No Exit, with plans in place to leverage producing duties with Mike Menchel, Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Conde Nast Entertainment. Variety states that production could begin as early as the summer now that Joseph Kosinski’s place at the helm has been confirmed. As always, we’ll let you know when we hear more.