LA-based Occupant Entertainment has boarded rights to the survival thriller Quiver and hired hot British director Alex Holmes, the BAFTA winning filmmaker of BBC mini-series Dunkirk.

The film tells of a troubled young woman who gets abducted and is forced to escape through the brutal proving grounds of the Yukon wilderness. William Harlan Richter wrote the screenplay.

Occupant’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino are producing and Keith Calder serves as executive producer. ICM represents North American rights.

Occupant is in pre-production on the dark comedy Better Living Through Chemistry to star Sam Rockwell, Michelle Monaghan and Olivia Wilde, who can be seen in Toronto premiere Butter.

Holmes has just wrapped directing a portion of HBO/Cinemax’s action series Strike Back and is attached to direct Interpretation Of Murder for Warner Bros. His credits include the mini-series House Of Saddam for the BBC and HBO.