‘Everest’ – Survival Thriller Begins Filming

Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures, have announced the start of principal photography on the Working Title Films production of “Everest.” Universal Pictures will release “Everest” in North American theaters in 3D and IMAX 3D on February 27, 2015.


Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous 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 of 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 (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Josh Brolin (“Gangster Squad”), John Hawkes (“Lincoln”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Prince of Persia”). They are joined by Martin Henderson (“The Ring”), Emily Watson (“The Water Horse”), Michael Kelly (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Thomas M. Wright (television’s “The Bridge”).

“Everest” will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur (“2 Guns,” “Contraband”) and produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes (“About Time”).

The film is adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (“Children of a Lesser God”) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Kormákur’s creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“The Da Vinci Code”), production designer Gary Freeman (upcoming “Maleficent”), and costume designer Guy Speranza (“The World’s End”).

“Everest” will shoot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.

United Intertional Pictures will distribute “Everest” in the Philippines.

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