Read Into Thin Air? Get on that. Seriously. It’s absolutely amazing. Not a book reader? Read it anyway. It’s that gripping. I’ve given away so many copies of this book…I probably need to buy another one for my bookshelf now that Everest is coming next month. True story:
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.
Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.
Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest—in association with Walden Media—is adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).
The film shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. http://www.everestmovie.com
The book was an amazing achievement in long-form journalism, detailing the tragedy in a way that was heartbreaking and page-turning. I’m hoping that Everest taps into that. Only one way to find out: Everest hits theaters September 25th, 2015. I’ll be the gal front-n-center with the huge box o’ tissues. ‘Til then, check out these first images…