“Everest” is a 2015 American 3D biographical disaster drama and adventure thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur and written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy.
It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and will focus on the summit and survival attempts of 2 expedition groups, one led by Scott Fischer (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) and the other by Rob Hall (played by Jason Clarke).
Note: The 1996 Mount Everest disaster refers to the events of 10th and 11th May 1996, when 8 people were caught in a blizzard and died on Mount Everest during summit attempts. In the entire season, 12 people died trying to reach the summit, making this the deadliest day and the deadliest year on Mount Everest until the 16 fatalities of the 2014 Mount Everest avalanche and the 18 deaths resulting from avalanches caused by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.
The 1996 disaster gained wide publicity and raised questions about the commercialisation of Everest.
The film will also boast a star-studded cast namely Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and of course, Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The plot is as follows:
On the morning of 10th May 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from 2 expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
“Everest” is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (“2 Guns”, “Contraband”) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.
The film was shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Watch the trailer for the epic adventure film below:
“Everest” is set to be released in Malaysia on 24th September.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.