During International Day for CinemaCon, filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur received the “International Filmmaker of the Year” award and with it came a sneak peek into his newest film, Everest. This film, based on a true story chronicles a devastating hiking expedition that encounters a severe snow storm. Set at the highest point in the world, this preview gave us a glimpse into the harsh reality of climbing Mt. Everest. This film slated for release in September is based on the 1996 disaster of Mt. Everest and the non-fictional novel Into Thin Air. The preview showed an all-star ensemble cast including Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, and Jason Clark.
The preview set the stage for a film that intimately shows what it is like to hike the famed mountain and the challenges that lay ahead. But as this band of hikers reaches the top of the world and scales the peak, they realize very quickly that getting back down may end in disaster as a storm blows through the valley below them. The trailer gave us glimpses into the real life struggles that these hikers encountered as they brace themselves through a severe ice storm and try to make it back down alive.
Baltasar Kormakur, known for such gritty films as 2 Guns and Contraband, paints a harrowing scene of human strength against snow and ice and the trailer left us in shivers.
Everest is set to release September 18th world wide
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Robin Wright, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Josh Brolin, Clive Standen, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, and Emily Watson.
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Written By: Simon Beaufoy, Justin Isbell, William Nicholson, Mark Medoff
Based on: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Laurel Way is a writer for film, television, websites, and blogs. She is based in Phoenix, Arizona in the U.S., and has two fat cats and a loving husband. Laurel is a geek to her core and loves all things within horror, sci-fi/fantasy, and more. When she is not writing films, she is watching them, and her go-to movie snack is popcorn and Milkduds.