The noble Yeti: a creature neglected by modern cinema. We lavish our attentions on vampires and zombies, but the Yeti goes ignored and unloved. Until now. THR reports that awful screenwriter Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) will write the screenplay for director Brian Beletic‘s untitled adventure movie based on Disney’s Matterhorn ride. Per the logline, “The story centers on five young adventure seekers — an action sports guy, travel guide, cartographer, archeologist and escape artist — who venture into the Alps for mysterious reasons and face Yetis that guard a secret.” In other Kruger news, Variety reports that he and co-writer Bradley Cramp have sold their script Invertigo, but there are no details on the plot. Presumably, the plot does not involve yetis and is therefore less worthy of our attention.
The scope has been broadened beyond the Matterhorn and Disney hopes “to keep part of the movie grounded in hardcore adventure.” As well they should. Softcore adventuring will not do when it comes to YETI SECRETS. [Artwork above by Kiareri]