EVEREST is an upcoming 3D historical biography action adventure disaster thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster and bestselling non-fiction novel Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer.
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.