Preliminary development work reportedly is underway on a movie that would tell the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot tragedy.
Ellen Schwartz, vice president of production for Black Label Media, confirmed Monday, March 7, that the production company is working to develop “No Exit,” a film about the 19 young men who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in June 2013.
“Right now, it is in development,” Schwartz said. So far, she said, director Joseph Kosinski has signed on to direct the movie, which would be based on a script by Ken Nolan. Schwartz added that the production company hopes the project would be “up and running” in the production phase within the next month.
Until then, she said, many of the details are uncertain. For instance, Schwartz said the locations for the movie are still being developed, although she confirmed that preliminary scouting work has occurred in the Prescott area.
“Various people have visited Prescott,” Schwartz said. “The director’s been in town.”
Wendy Bridges, the City of Prescott’s economic development coordinator, said she had talked with production representatives about possible sites for shooting the movie.