Crucial Films banner taps Vik Weet to script Yukon-set pic

Music mogul Dr. Dre is heating up horror-thriller “Thaw,” tapping Vik Weet to script the film for his Crucial Films banner.

Dre is producing the project with Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider, who originated the idea.

Story will center on an ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon.

Weet penned the script for another untitled thriller about an investitgation into the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, in which nine experienced hikers were found dead in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Renny Harlin is directing that film.

Dre launched Crucial Films in 2007 with a first-look deal at New Line.

Dre’s produced albums have sold more than 80 million worldwide and he’s been involved with artists such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eve and the Game after beginning his career in 1986 as founding member of the rap group N.W.A. He’s the CEO of Aftermath Records.

Weet is repped by UTA and New Wave Entertainment.

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