With little less than a week to go until Venice Film Festival gets underway – during which time Baltasar Kormákur’s Oscar-tipped drama will premiere – Paramount has unveiled the motherload of info dumps for the director’s upcoming thriller, Everest. Comprised of four all-new clips and an array of chilling screenshots, this is our best look at the film to date, and it only reaffirms its status as one of our most-anticipated features of the awards season.
Ramping up the tension as Jake Gyllenhaal et al. set out for the world’s highest peak, the new sizzle reels effectively cast our leading characters astray, after the pair of expeditions are thrust into turmoil when a ferocious storm comes bearing down off the face of the titular mount. Situated at a bone-chilling 8,848 meters above sea level, Everest‘s budding explorers are an awful long way from home, and here we see that some of the trials and tribulations left facing the crew will be between each other, along with the small matter of battling the elements.
Based on the real-life mountaineering tragedy of ’96 – an event that also inspired Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed book Into Thin Air – Kormákur and his creative team are gunning for a strikingly realistic depiction of one of the most hostile places on the planet, with filming taking place across the French Alps, Nepal and the surrounding Himalayan area. Gyllenhaal will topline one of the main expeditions, while Josh Brolin takes charge of the other. Kormákur’s starry thriller will be rounded out by Robin Wright, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright.
Baltasar Kormákur’s Oscar-tipped thriller will open on September 18 when Everest will allow moviegoers to experience the world’s highest, most treacherous mountain in either 2D, 3D or 3D IMAX.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.