Release Date: 2011-01-21
NYC and/or LA Release
Distributors: Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Directors: Peter Weir
Film Genre(s): War Drama, Prison Film
SYNOPSISThis is a fact-based story of the escape of soldiers from a Siberian gulag in 1940. This is based it on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" about being account of being captured by the Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates. The group crossed the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas, finally settling in Tibet and India.
- Variety reports that Peter Weir is set to direct the project which begins production in March in Bulgaria. Weir will produce with Joni Levin, Duncan Henderson and Sinclair. Keith Clarke, John Ptak and East will be executive producers with Simon Oakes and Jonathan Schwartz. - 2008-10-17