EVEREST, The Trailer

everest-imax-640x1014Get ready for the ice and fear (and the requests for books). The new adventure disaster film Everest is coming in September (on the 18th in IMAX 3-D and the 25th everywhere else). Click on the film poster, left,  to see the full version, but only if you have no fear of heights (the same applies to the trailer, below).

Based on the events of 1996 when eight people died in a blizzard on Mount Everest, the movie stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. It is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband).

According to the British film magazine, Empire, the film is not based on any single title but draws from multiple sources as well as interviews with the survivors.

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 2.18.33 PMScreen Shot 2015-08-06 at 2.26.50 PMStill, there are plenty of books on the disaster. Best known is Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. Others include Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud’s Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest and Anatoli Boukreev’s The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest. In the film Brolin plays Weathers, Kelly plays Krakauer, and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson plays Boukreev.

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 2.18.10 PMThe only tie-in edition is an unofficial one for Left for Dead (Movie Tie-in Edition): My Journey Home from Everest (RH/Bantam; OverDrive Sample), which according to the publisher “will not feature official tie-in art but will reflect the look and feel of the feature film, and will feature a reading line to make the Everest movie connection.”

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