Everest Director: Baltasar KormÃ¡kur
Screenwriter: William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy
Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal Universal Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 121 Minutes
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Based on the tragic events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Everest is the story of two expeditions to the summit of Earth’s highest mountain, one led by Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal) and the other by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke).
Directed by Baltasar KormÃ¡kur (2 Guns, Contraband), Everest is a film about surviving incalculable risks in the most inhospitable conditions on the planet.
As head of the New Zealand-based Adventure Consultants, Rob Hall leads an expedition of men and women to the summit of Everest, which is 29,029 feet above sea level. As the experienced mountaineer explains to his clients, “Human beings simply aren’t built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Our bodies will be literally dying. Everest is another beast altogether.”
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.