Based on the true events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Everest is a biographical disaster film that tells the story of two expedition teams’ summiting Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, when their will to survive is put to the ultimate test when one of the deadliest storms on record hits the mountain, bringing temperatures to dangerous lows with harsh gusting winds.
Geeks Of Doom was invited to sit down with fellow journalists to talk about Everest with stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Emily Blunt, John Hawkes, and Michael Kelly, as well as director Baltasar KormÃ¡kur about the filming process, the challenges of representing a character who died in the disaster, and more.
Check out the Top 5 things we learned about Everest and more here below!
A new trailer for the mountain climbing drama Everest has been released. Based on real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which two mountain climbing teams, having successfully scaled the world’s tallest mountain, must find their way down the summit before a sudden storm kills them.
Ernest Hemingway said that “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” The spirit of that quote couldn’t be more true when trekking up a treacherous mountain like Mount Everest. But when you’ve reach the goal to get to the peak of the mountain, there is also a story to tell of the trip back to ground. Baltasar KormÃ¡kur‘s Everest will focus on that aspect of the story, which tells of the true-life drama of two team’s having successfully climbed the mountain, only to find out that the journey back down can be even more dangerous. The film will feature an all-star cast, and is considered by many to be one of the most anticipated films of the year.
The trailer for 2 Guns has popped up on the internet and I have it in my sights. The film is directed by Icelander Baltasar KormÃ¡kur with a screenplay by Blake Masters. The movie 2 Guns is based off the BOOM! Studios graphic novel of the same name.
Drop below the jump to find out what I thought of Academy Award winner Denzel Washington(Man on Fire, Training Day) and Mark Wahlberg(The Departed, Three Kings) teaming up to be the latest buddy cop movie on the block.
With Safe House set to bow this weekend, star Denzel Washington is already looking towards his next projects.
Deadline reports that he’s in talks to join Universal’s 2 Guns, alongside Mark Wahlberg and director Baltasar Kormakur.
Kormakur is probably best known for the odd little thriller Contraband, which hit earlier this year, and he’ll take on this film penned by Blake Masters, which follows “a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer unwittingly investigate each other as each steals mob money.” The picture is based off of a Boom Studios graphic novel.