UFO International Productions
Funny how things can evolve throughout the creative process. When I first saw a listing for Deadly Descent on UFO International Productions’ website months ago, the synopsis described skiers and snowboarders trapped on a mountain by an avalanche having to also deal with a pack of wild dogs after them. Somewhere along the way those ravenous dogs got turned into a Yeti and the title got massively elongated to Deadly Descent: The Legend of the Abominable Snowman.
In 1992 Glacier Peak, Washington, a small group of back country skiers climb Glacier Peak, one of most remote mountains in the Cascade Range. Lead by Jake Tanner, the group is somewhere high up on the mountain where they disappear and are never seen again.
Present Day – Glacier Peak. A helicopter soars over the snowy peak. In the rear cabin is a U.S. Special Forces member fresh off a long tour in Afghanistan: Brian Tanner. Brian is Jake’s son who is now going to find out what really happened to his father. As he flies in, we see he is checking his gear: a satellite phone, automatic weapon, clips and a number of grenades – he is preparing for battle. After being dropped off on the peak, he skis on the edge of disaster – just ahead of an avalanche, but he is not fast enough to outrun it. It catches him and takes him over a cliff in a massive white wave of ice, snow and destruction… It appears that Brian is gone… no one could’ve survived.
Brian’s sister, Nina, is joined by a team of world class skiing and boarding experts who are going by helicopter in for a rescue mission to find her brother. With a storm moving in, they have just 24 hours to find him and reach the rendezvous point or they’ll trapped on the mountain facing certain death.
After combating a raging blizzard, the team finds Nina’s brother on the mountain – alive! But now the group learns the truth about the legend of Glacier Peak. They will now have to battle their way down the mountain, skiing and boarding on the edge of disaster – avoiding massive avalanches and hopefully getting to the helicopter before they are all left for dead.
Sounds like the Extreme Ops sequel I’ve been waiting nearly a decade for. Heck, look at that promo artwork; I think it is Extreme Ops.
Non-Christopher Lambert “Highlander” Adrian Paul stars alongside Chuck Campbell of “Stargate: Atlantis” and Jason X fame. Finnish filmmaker Marko Mäkilaakso directs the Bulgarian-lensed creature feature written by S. Darko scripter Nathan Atkins.
Expect to see Deadly Descent: The Legend of the Abominable Snowman most likely on Syfy sometime in the months to come. Here’s the trailer. It doesn’t look too abominable.
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