Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the worldâ€™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.
Everest is directed by Baltasar KormÃ¡kur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Filmsâ€™ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Picturesâ€™ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and KormÃ¡kur.
Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Picturesâ€™ presentation of Everestâ€”in association with Walden Mediaâ€”is adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and OscarÂ® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).
The film was shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at CinecittÃ Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Universal will distribute Everest worldwide.