Get ready, Yeti! Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to Tibet.
Universal Pictures has purchased the action-adventure script “Abominable” for producer Moshe Diamant (“Time Cop”). The Muscles From Brussels is attached to star in the project that would pit the action star against the Abominable Snowman.
Written by Troy Neighbors and Steven Fienberg, the script tells the story of a United Nations task force investigating the mysterious disappearance of Red Cross workers in the Himalayas. Needless to say, they encounter more than soldiers from the People’s Republic of China.
Neighbors and Fienberg, who have been writing partners for nine years, are best known for Dimension Films’ “Fortress,” which starred Christopher Lambert as a prisoner in a futuristic penal colony.
The scribes were repped by International Creative Management’s Richard Feldman. ICM’s Jim Wiatt and Jack Gilardi made Van Damme’s deal. The script sold for a mid-six-figures sum.
Chances are “Abominable” will not get under way anytime soon, as Van Damme has several commitments to fulfill before his next open slot. He’s putting the finishing touches on his directing debut, “The Quest,” and in February is scheduled to start work on the thriller “The Colony.”