Inspired-by-real-events film is released in theaters for a one-night event, Oct. 12

By Clark Collis
August 16, 2017 at 12:38 PM EDT

In 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, Josh Hartnett plays former professional hockey player Eric LeMarque who, when a snowstorm strands him on top of a mountain for eight days, is forced to face his past and come to terms with his personal demons in order to survive. The film is based on actual events which took place in Feb. 2003 and found LeMarque attempting to survive in the wilderness around California’s Mammoth Mountain after taking a secluded trail. “I figured three hours of riding and then I’d hit the Jacuzzi,” LeMarque told PEOPLE in 2005. Instead, he was reduced to eating nuts and bark to stay alive, and attempting to use his MP3 player as a compass.

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain is directed by Scott Waugh and written by Madison Turner. The film costars Mira Sorvino.

6 Below is being released in theaters for a one-night event on Oct. 12, and will also be available to watch on VOD and digital HD from Oct. 13 .

Watch the film’s exclusive trailer above and see its new poster below.

Momentum Pictures